In wake of reports there have been 79 shootings in U.S. schools since the Newtown tragedy, the Newtown Action Alliance has released a statement calling for legislation to prevent gun violence.
“For many parents, putting children on the school bus or sending them off to college has become a frightening prospect. Meanwhile, politicians on Capitol Hill continue to be influenced by the profit-driven corporate gun lobby,” said Dave Stowe, Vice Chairman of the Newtown Action Alliance.
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killed 27 people, including 20 children and the shooter, in December 2012. Since then, Mother Jones estimates that nearly 200 school children have been killed by guns in America.
“We send our heartfelt condolences to the communities that have been subjected to tragic and violent school shootings in the last two weeks,” said Po Murray, Chairman of the Post-Newtown Action Alliance in the statement.
Guns are not the only deadly weapons that have been brought into school in recent months. Back in April a junior was fatally stabbed at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, reportedly after she declined her killer’s offer to attend the prom.What do you think can be done to ensure there are no more fatal violence in our schools? Do you feel nervous when you put your kids on the school bus?
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