Monday, December 17, 2012

Demand A Plan

The horrific school shooting in Newtown, CT is the latest devastating example of the toll of gun violence. It's time for our leaders to take action.

Every day, 34 people are murdered with guns in this country. The "I Demand A Plan" video project records the personal stories of Americans whose lives were forever changed by these tragedies.

Watch and share their videos, add your own and Demand A Plan! 

Here is but one of the many videos:

On a personal note: I own a handgun and I am one of almost a million Floridians who possess a CWP. I got my permit more out of curiosity than necessity. I was amazed at how easy it was.

It shouldn't be easy and the applicant should have a valid reason for concealed carry. "To prevent crime," is not a valid reason. That is the job of the trained professionals. The average pistol-packer is too inept to be of any use in a contingency situation. Law enforcement people train constantly. The rest of us do not!

Here is an interesting factoid for the "if everybody had a gun" crowd:

Mother Jones "set out to track mass shootings in the United States over the last 30 years. We identified and analyzed 62 of them, and one striking pattern in the data is this: In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun."

This country needs a plan!

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