Every day in America, 8 children are killed by guns.
The above photo is of my little brother Christopher, who was shot at seven years old. He survived, but is forever damaged by the violence inflicted on him. As I wrote in my article, A Single Bullet, if we offer words of consolation to victims but do nothing to change this epidemic of gun violence, we are no better than the gunman. That's why I'm proud to announce that I'm now a volunteer with ONE MILLION MOMS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE. I've been watching the ONE MILLION MOMS movement closely, and have been very impressed with both their message and their actions. You can become a member with one click, and help them spread their message.
From the ONE MILLION MOMS website:
One Million Moms for Gun Control supports the Obama administration's proposal to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, as well as proposed universal background checks for all gun purchasers. We call on lawmakers to also consider regulating and tracking ammunition, as there is currently no system in place to do so.
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Decorate your heart, add yo ur child or children's names or initials, and wear it proudly. We encourage creativity: crayons, fabric, and different materials. Pin your heart over your heart and wear it publicly in support of One Million Moms for Gun Control.
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