Letter: Children deserve 'real action' on gun violence


To the editor:

We have had far too many moments of silence since Sandy Hook. Our children and community
deserve real action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in our country. We're not alone, and
we're not helpless. There are many seemingly simple, yet powerful things we can do today!

More and more of our neighbors are uniting to bring the change we need. The phones in Congress are ringing off the hook with calls for common sense gun reform, peaceful rallies are growing in numbers in cities across the country, and families and friends are gathering together in their own living rooms to talk about bringing violence prevention programs to their schools. The
movement is growing, and we must keep growing it.

There is reason to have hope that we can prevent gun violence before it happens through
sensible gun safety laws and programs in our schools and communities that help us identify the
signs and signals before a shooting happens and intervene.

To keep this hope alive and bring the change we need, I am asking everyone to take two simple
actions today. First, call your member of Congress today and ask that he or she support gun
violence prevention legislation to keep guns out of dangerous hands. Secondly, Make the Promise at www.sandyhookpromise.org and help bring Sandy Hook Promise's no-cost, violence prevention programs to our schools and community.

Jacqueline Caputo