1.14.2014

Why it matters: NSSF in Newtown

Photo credit Newtown Patch
At a local Newtown Action Alliance presser (fancy talk for press conference) to coincide with NSSF's (National Shooting Sports Foundation) Shot Show, the firearms industry's leading tradeshow and conference, which kicked off simultaneously in Las Vegas, somebody way up the food chain at NAA asked me if I would be willing to speak as a Newtown resident about NSSF. Out loud. To the media. In front of friends and neighbors.

It's quite sad and ironic that National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is located right here in my home of Newtown Connecticut.

So that's the background, and here is what I said:
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Sadly, I read this aloud today, hearing news of yet another school shooting in Roswell New Mexico. How many since Sandy Hook? Too many. This will continue, until industry leaders like NSSF taking a leadership role to find common ground and protect public safety and change the tide of the gun culture.

*Please commit to doing any action possible to make a positive change where you live, so our story doesn't become your story. Join a group in your community. Send an email. Be a friend. Find a cause. Share on Facebook. Hold a sign. Make a difference.

4 comments:

  1. I hope it is getting harder for such industries to ignore the faces that are being put to these tragic stories and the "can't happen here" attitude.

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    1. I sure hope so. But day of the protest, FL guy shot another man for texting during movie previews, and next day, Roswell NM school shooting. The industry needs to take notice, but won't until we demand that they do. Thanks so much for your continuous support Andrea!! hugs from Newtown to you!

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  2. Hope everyone hears this, powerful voice and follows your call to action:

    "*Please commit to doing any action possible to make a positive change where you live, so our story doesn't become your story. Join a group in your community. Send an email. Be a friend. Find a cause. Share on Facebook. Hold a sign. Make a difference."

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    1. You my friend, are doing your part and more. Thank you so much for continuing to share our story with your network, and sending your hugs to me here in Newtown!

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