To the Editor:
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. adopted a resolution on January 19, 2013 banning the sale and possession of assault weaponry. The Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc. adopted a similar resolution on December 20, 2012. These resolutions were sent to our elected officials. The current resolution is as follows:
General Federation Of Women’s Clubs Of Connecticut, Inc., 2013 President’s Executive Board Meeting.
Resolution Adopted January 19, 2013: Banning the Sale and Possession of Assault Weaponry
WHEREAS, individuals have committed mass murders of children and adults, most recently in Connecticut, Oregon and Colorado, and
WHEREAS, these mass murders were achieved through the use of assault weapons, high capacity ammunition clips and military-type ammunition, and
WHEREAS, assault weapons, high capacity ammunition clips and military-type ammunition are not used to hunt animals but have been used to slaughter humans, and
WHEREAS, not having access to assault weapons, high capacity ammunition clips and military-type ammunition will not infringe on the Second Amendment rights of people to keep and bear arms, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut asks the Federal Government to reinstate the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Law banning certain assault weapons, taking steps to improve said law and closing loopholes that allowed many assault weapons to remain available, and
RESOLVED, that GFWC States and International Organization and others call for this ban and publicize this position.
Nina Morrisson and Shirley Ferris
Co-Presidents, Newtown Woman's Club, GFWC, Inc.
PO Box 101, Newtown February 25, 2013