The Firearm Safety Task Force presented a Power Point presentation on firearms safety at the recent LWV-VA workshop in Charlottesville.
The report covers three main points:
1.) Where does the Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) movement Stand?
2.) Where do we, as the LWV-VA, fit in?
3.) How can we/you take action and make a difference?
This presentation can be used by local Leagues for League and/or community events. Click Here to view the presentation.
UNDER THE GUN is a compelling, thought provoking documentary narrated by Katie Couric. America has failed to respond with meaningful action on gun violence prevention. What is keeping the two sides of this debate from finding common ground? This Forum will shed light on the answers to this critical question.
For more about the film, click here.
We held the screening on Thursday, October 27th, 2016, 7 p.m.
Location Large theatre inside McLean Community Center 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
To download the flyer, click here.
Matt is one of the original founders of "Third Way" (a DC based centrist think tank). Matt has spent 16+ years in the gun violence prevention space following the Columbine mass shooting. He served as an advisor to the Sandy Hook families after Newtown. Mr Bennett is widely recognized for his expertise on the politics and challenges within the gun debate.
Peter is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with a two-decade military career stationed both in the United States and overseas. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School, with degrees in International Affairs and National Security Affairs.
Peter Read's eldest daughter, Mary Karen Read, age 19, was killed on April 16, 2007, one of 32 students and faculty killed at Virginia Tech (VT). Since that time, Peter and his wife Cathy have worked on behalf of many causes in memory of Mary and her fellow Hokies.
The panel will take written questions from the audience. Questions may also be submitted in advance by writing to email@example.com.
(Note: Lois Page, our LWV-VA President is featured in the first half hour discussing voter fraud, Meals Tax, Constitutional Amendments and bond issues).
Given National PTA's history of advocacy for the safety of children and youth, National PTA supports federal efforts to protect children and youth from gun violence. National PTA also advocates restricting access to guns from persons who may endanger public safety.
School safety is a critical priority for all parents, educators, students and community members that cannot be taken for granted. We must make every attempt to reduce violence, especially incidents that involve firearms. National PTA recognizes the importance of parent involvement in the decision-making process in the development and implementation of school safety policies, including crisis response plans.
National PTA recognizes the importance of a safe learning environment in attaining the highest level of student learning and achievement. National PTA believes the most effective day-to-day school climate to be gun-free, but defers to local collaborative decision-making to allow for the presence of law enforcement deployed in community-oriented policing.
Examples of ways to improve youth safety and to restrict guns to only responsible owners include advocating for the following:
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The National PTA has the following positions: