To the Editor:
Thank you to The Bee for your thorough coverage of the movement to expand and strengthen background checks on the federal level. On page A-7 of the June 6 issue, the article that reported on the #NotOneMore demonstration in front of the NSSF was informative, balanced, and timely.
Expanded background checks to keep guns out of the hands of people who clearly pose imminent danger to themselves and others will keep Americans safer from the kind of gun violence that tore apart families and wounded our hearts and souls one and a half years ago.
The NSSF and its partner the NRA oppose common-sense violence reduction measures like background checks. Their only solution is to sell more guns, sales which line the pockets of their corporate sponsors. Demonstrations at the NSSF are held to remind Newtowners that this “hometown” organization continues to profit from our grief when innocent people continue to be senselessly killed every day by guns in the hands of the wrong people.
11 The Boulevard, Newtown June 9, 2014