You helped sound a national alarm.
On Thursday, NPR aired an incisive story on the millions of mental health records missing from our nation’s do-not-sell gun database, citing our report on fatal gaps most states have failed to close.
The piece quotes Lori Haas, the mother of a Virginia Tech survivor, who speaks forcefully on the disservice being done to every American citizen by leaders who refuse to face up to the mounting human toll of gun violence in this country.
Listen to NPR cover these fatal gaps, then share the story with friends and family to help raise awareness and build even more momentum.
Because more than 150,000 people like you are demanding a plan, more and more gun violence survivors are joining our call.
Lori Haas and 66 other family members and survivors of the Virginia Tech shooting recently sent a letter to both President Obama and Governor Romney urging them to turn their words of condolence into action. Here’s an excerpt:
“…let us remember the victims of Aurora. And then let us honor their memory by working to prevent the next Virginia Tech, the next Tucson, the next Aurora. Now is the time to fix our nation’s broken gun laws, but we need our nation’s leaders to tell us the specific steps you will take to prevent more bloodshed…”
The sad truth is, most people have no idea how appallingly inadequate our nation’s approach to preventing gun violence is. And this piece does an excellent job of making that clear.
Check out NPR’s “fatal gaps” story, then make sure your friends and family hear about it and Demand A Plan:
Thanks for helping build even more momentum, Mayors Against Illegal Guns
P.S. You can read the full letter from Virginia Tech survivors and family members to President Obama and Governor Romney here.