Week In Review June 2, 2017
Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Today would have been Hadiya Pendelton's 18th birthday. She was shot in the back and killed while she stood with friends three years ago in Chicago. Hadiya, an honor student, had just finished her final exams. She full of life and promise with bright dreams of her future - similar to our children.
By the end of today, 90 more people will be gunned down and more families will be heartbroken and left to grieve and wonder when this madness will ever end. Today on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Americans across the country will Wear Orange - a color that demands to be seen - to send the powerful message that there is more we can do to end gun violence. Hunters war orange in the woods to protect themselves and others. Hadiya's friends chose this color to symbolize gun safety and the value of human life.
Making a statement is powerful, but we need to do more. Congress wants to pass the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38 and S. 446). This bill, a top priority for the NRA, would require that each state recognize conceal carry permits from other states - even if those states have dangerously weaker standards. If passed, this bill will have a profound impact on public safety across the country.
Take a stand with JAC. Join our efforts to demand and end to gun violence. Tell Congress to vote NO on these bills; vote YES for common sense gun legislation.