Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Gun Violence Prevention Debate is NOT Over!

Yesterday, Senate consideration of amendments to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, failed.  The Senate declined to take any action, either to strengthen or weaken the bill, in a stunning act of political cowardice. 

The Office of Public Witness had expressed concern over the gun bill debate, urging the Senate to do better, and we continue to believe that common-sense gun regulation is not only possible, but absolutely essential to the life and health of our nation.

To read our statement from Wednesday, April 17, the day of the Senate gun violence debate, visit our blog.