Group forming to address gun violence

To the editor:

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a nationwide organization founded by a mother after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elmenetary School in Connecticut. It is a non-partisan grassroots movement with over 5 million supporters seeking common sense solutions to address our country’s culture of gun violence while respecting the Second Amendment.

Statistics show that an average of 93 Americans a day die from gun violence. Evey 36 hours, a child goes to the emergency room with a gun-related injury.

Moms Demand Action lays out four goals to address gun safety in America, including closing loopholes in our background check system; supporting reasonable limits on where, when and how loaded guns are carried and used in public; promoting gun safety and mobilizing popular support for policies that respect the Second Amendment; and protect people.

Local groups focus on sponsoring events, offering gun safety programs, data collection and encouraging legislation that promotes public safety.

A local unit of the organization is starting here in Shawano. Our first official meeting will be held at 1 p.m. April 28 in the conference room at Glas Coffeehouse, 511 N. Main St. Moms, dads and all interested people are welcome.

You can pre-order food and drink by calling ahead, and it will be ready in the conference room when you arrive.

For more information, call me at 715-758-7918.

Carrie Pitt,

Bonduel