On Friday December 14, a gunman armed with three high-powered firearms and high-capacity magazines walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Hundreds of shots were fired and twenty first-graders, ages six and seven, and six educators were killed.

This violent and horrific event aimed at children shocks our conscience and country. Our hearts are broken, our souls weep, and our arms are outstretched to the families of the victims, the survivors, the first responders, and the entire community of Newtown, Connecticut. In just the last few months, we have seen shootings at schools, malls, theaters, and houses of worship. We are pained and dismayed by the pandemic of gun violence, far exceeding other western nations, and we will not accept it.

Our tradition teaches us of the sanctity of life and how each and every person is created in the divine image. We must directly confront gun violence so that our nation is not marked nor the years measured by senseless massacres. We will not allow the intense emotion we feel now to return to a place of complacency where we become desensitized to the atrocities that unfold around us daily. We must come together to build a society worthy of those lost and a culture that represents our best virtues.

We stand committed to working with our local, state, and national leaders to squarely address these issues and honor the victims, survivors, and their families. We recognize the right of Americans to own guns, but we do not accept the current state of affairs. We stand united and call on our leaders to support comprehensive action, including meaningful legislation to limit access to assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines, aggressive enforcement of firearm regulations, robust efforts to ensure that every person in need has access to quality mental health care, and a serious national conversation about violence in media and games.

We, the undersigned, ask that President Obama, Congress, and every citizen to take direct and unequivocal action to stop the outrageous and unacceptable violence that is destroying the fabric of our society.

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Number Date Name Location
17667 Sat Mar 15 14:54:06 EDT 2014 Tina Martinez If Congress won't get behind sensible gun legislation to protect our children & communities we will get a new Congress and stop the NRA
17666 Sat Mar 15 02:01:14 EDT 2014 Gail Lehmann Ridgefield, CT ENOUGH is ENOUGH
17665 Sat Mar 15 01:41:45 EDT 2014 Barbara Richardson Sandy Hook, CT If it can happen here it can happen anywhere
17664 Fri Mar 14 23:07:48 EDT 2014 Michael Masley Manville, NJ
17663 Fri Mar 14 23:04:01 EDT 2014 Cornelia Schneider WA
17662 Fri Feb 07 22:47:16 EST 2014 N Prophet End gun violence, life is too precious to end violently.
17661 Sat Jan 25 14:35:22 EST 2014 Charles Maffei
17660 Mon Jan 20 23:47:29 EST 2014 Alan Herschman Monroe, NJ
17659 Tue Jan 07 12:18:44 EST 2014 Clifford Weiss Bellevue, WA
17658 Fri Dec 27 15:39:31 EST 2013 susan Mayon BELLEVUE, WA
17657 Sun Dec 22 03:54:37 EST 2013 Eva Jakubowicz Seattle , WA
17656 Fri Dec 20 17:00:14 EST 2013 Robin Plotnik Redmond, WA
17655 Fri Dec 20 00:59:48 EST 2013 Rita Lawson Seattle, WA
17654 Fri Dec 20 00:47:42 EST 2013 Florence Klein Seattle,
17653 Thu Dec 19 23:12:46 EST 2013 Dave Mumm Mercer island, WA A must.
17652 Thu Dec 19 22:33:35 EST 2013 Ward Hinds Concord, CA The fewer guns, the better.
17651 Thu Dec 19 21:37:37 EST 2013 Bonny Oborn Seattle, WA
17650 Thu Dec 19 20:18:40 EST 2013 Phyllis Levine, PhD Seattle, WA
17649 Thu Dec 19 19:19:55 EST 2013 Jan Held Seattle, WA
17648 Wed Dec 18 20:07:04 EST 2013 Linda Clifton Seattle , WA
17647 Wed Dec 18 17:49:40 EST 2013 Marilyn Wade Bellevue, WA
17646 Wed Dec 18 16:09:46 EST 2013 Zari Weiss Seattle , WA
17645 Sat Dec 14 16:45:30 EST 2013 Debra Hachen Jersey City, NJ
17644 Fri Dec 13 10:27:09 EST 2013 Melanie Krutzel
17643 Fri Dec 13 10:21:27 EST 2013 Paul Jacobson
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