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A super interesting approach being done in Richmond, Ca:
"Most neighborhood safety programs target individuals downstream from acts of violence, including victims and their families. But when ONS reviewed the homicides in Richmond, one thing became clear: About 15 young men were responsible for nearly all of them, but police couldn't prove it. So rather than working only with youth who were at-risk to become violent, ONS chose a more innovative strategy — to confront the young men who were perpetrating the violence and give them a chance for a better life."
Featured in a forthcoming documentary, "A Confused War," a few dedicated community leaders in Richmond, Calif., are working tirelessly to change their city's deadly reputation.
A vast majority of Americans support expanded gun control measures, but the NRA has again and again stopped every effort in Congress to pass common-sense legislation. So now it’s time to stop the NRA.
The NRA and its lobbyists have overpowered the will of the majority of Americans for too long.
Join StopTheNRA.com and the millions of Americans who support legislation to prevent gun violence. Sign up for the latest information on efforts to end gun violence and make your voice heard.
In a hangout hosted by Google and moderated by Hari Sreenivasan from PBS NewsHour, Vice President Biden spoke with a group of Google+ users about the White House policy recommendations and answer their questions.
Watch the full video of a Google+ Hangout with Vice President Joe Biden.
Huge win today! www.demandaplan.org/thanks
"President Obama signed 23 executive orders to crack down on gun criminals, expand access to mental health services and make our schools safer. He also laid out the crucial priorities that we’ll be fighting for in the months ahead -- priorities that will save lives, including:
Fixing our broken background check system and requiring a background check for ALL gun sales.
Getting assault weapons and high-capacity magazines off our streets.
Making gun trafficking a federal crime with tough penalties for offenders.
Funding public research on gun violence and gun crime that will make law enforcement more efficient and effective."
The President and Vice-President have announced a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence. Will you send them a message sharing your support and thanking them for their leadership on this important issue?
Today's the one month anniversary of Newtown. This quote from one of the parents struck me: "“We’re looking for dialogue. We’re looking for ideas. We’re looking for a national discussion to take place. We don’t want to just come out and say this is what we stand for, this is what we believe in. We want to encourage a national discussion on this. Do something different. When you look at what’s been done in the past, it hasn’t gotten us very far. We have to do something different.”
Relatives of 11 of the children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have formed a group to join the national debate.
Great op-ed in USA Today from Mayor Michael Bloomberg today that clearly outlines 3 policy changes that are supported by a majority of Americans (including gun owners) -
1. Prohibit the manufacture and sale of the military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips
2. Fix the broken background check system. Half of all gun sales in the U.S. are conducted without a background check. Criminals, the mentally ill, minors and domestic abusers are all prohibited from purchasing guns, but they all can do so as easily as attending a gun show or going online.
3. Make gun trafficking a felony
Steps Obama should take to make real changes. Our kids deserve it.
Here are the phone numbers for each of Manhattan's four U.S. congresspeople.
NY - 15 - Rep. Charlie Rangel
(202) - 225 -4365
NY-14 -Rep. Carolyn Maloney
NY-12 - Rep. Nydia Velázquez
NY-8 - Rep. Jerrold Nadler