By Jueseppi B.
Statement from Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts on School Shooting in Roswell, New Mexico
In response to a school shooting today in Roswell, New Mexico, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense for America released the following statement from its founder Shannon Watts:
“We are shaken and saddened by the news out of Roswell, N.M., today – the 30th school shooting since the tragedy in Newtown. Schools should be safe havens for our children – yet once again, we are reminded of the failure of our leaders to act to prevent gun violence. For the families in Roswell, for our families and families everywhere, we refuse to be silent about the epidemic of gun violence in America. We demand better from our country; we demand a safer future for our children.”
According to the Center for American Progress, New Mexico’s gun death rate is 40 percent higher than the national average, making it the 10th worst state for gun deaths. In New Mexico, children ages 0–19 are killed by guns at a rate almost 60 percent higher than the national average and are murdered by guns at almost 40 percent above the national average.
To mark the first anniversary of the Newtown shooting just one month ago today, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns released an ad to call for “No More Silence” on the gun violence that affects all of our communities. The ad depicts a shooter entering a school and can be viewed here:
Moms Demand Action: No More Silence
Published on Dec 4, 2013
December 14, 2013, will mark the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is partnering with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to commemorate the anniversary with No More Silence, a campaign to honor the victims and show our resolve never to be silent again about gun violence. The campaign will culminate on December 14 with more than 50 events in 35 states. Each event will include a communal ringing of bells—a moment of No More Silence—to remember the victims and to show that the time for silence is over: http://momsdemandaction.org/no-more-s…
Children killed by guns since Newtown
All Across America – Stand Your Ground Victims
Sandy Hook: “Evil did not win.”
Trayvon Martin Tribute Video Marvin Gaye Whats Going On Cover
Filed under: Moms Demand Action | Tagged: 2014 Mid Term Elections, Affordable Health Care Act, Bad News, BARACK The Vote, Berrendo Middle School, Breaking News, Brooke Linthicum of Eastern New Mexico Regional Medical Center, bullying, campaign ads, Causes, Court Room/Legal, Crime, Disaster, Domestic violence, Drugs, Education, Emergency, Gun control, Gun Violence, Health, History, Information & Links, Middle School Lockdown, Moms Demand Action, News, NRA, ObamaCares (AHCA), Photographs, Politics, Roswell New Mexico, School shooting, southeastern New Mexico city of Roswell, Two Shot Over Noise Texting Dispute In Theater, videos, Wesley Chapel Florida, World News Tagged: | The Grove 16 Theater, World News | Tagged: 2014 Mid Term Elections | 14 Comments »