As the app and campaign launches at more school districts across the country, Hockley said she knows the tips are going to start rolling in “for school violence and threats of shooting”, but added that “we know that we’re going to be able to prevent them”.
She also said it is important to remind your children that Canada is in a completely different educational context and gun regulatory context than the United States.
Rep. Mike Thompson is a gun owner, hunter, and Vietnam veteran, and he recalls how in simpler times, the NRA made its name by teaching kids about gun safety.
For many who would like to see changes in gun control, the issue has been disheartening given the political stalemate that has historically followed similar events. What we’re really dealing with here is more of a lack of mental wellness.
The meeting showed we’re still a long way from consensus. He was six years old. In Florida, it takes a person three days to purchase a handgun, but in just under an hour, a person can walk out of a store with a military-inspired AR-15 assault rifle.
On Monday, Newtown residents, organized by the local chapter of advocacy organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, gathered to write letters of support to their new counterparts in Florida.
I invite us all to bring real discussion back into our debates, rather than shooting jabs and covering our ears when another opinion is shared.
Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel at Sandy Hook, told the president his wife Jackie is a school teacher.
That mother, Nicole Hockley, held Zeif’s hand as he spoke.
“I think that this is kind of a wake-up call for people”, she said of the Parkland shooting, “because it’s the kids saying “enough is enough”.
“It’s not going to get worse because people are making a difference”, Newtown resident Olivia Doscher said. “Consider your own children”. And I implore you.
If you make guns illegal, only the illegal people will have guns. “Please don’t waste this”.
To this day, most Americans can not even begin to imagine the horror of what occurred in those classrooms to those children and the teachers who gave their lives to defend them. Cech’s husband Michael said she scrambled 18 children and four adults into a small closet and locked the door as gunshots rang out.
Their passion has convinced some people that this will be the moment that changes history: the moment that Congress takes significant action on gun control, for the first time in more than 20 years. More than 60 students reported a social media post that seemed to threaten violence, but it turned out to be a prank. That’s the largest number recorded since the university began polling in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced in a White House press release that he had instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose a ban on bump stocks nationally, a promising sign for the legislation.