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Gun Violence Prevention

We believe, in applying the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, that safeguards for the protection of the public that place reasonable limits on gun sales, ownership, and use are necessary. We are committed to the ideal of creating an America free from gun violence, where the public is safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.

We support enacting and enforcing sensible regulations to reduce gun violence by support of the following principles:

   

Gun Violence Prevention Reading List

Books

Disarmed: The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America by Kristin A. Goss, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford 2006.

Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist by Richard Feldman, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2008.

Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths that Paralyze American Gun Policy. By Dennis A. Henigan. Potomac books Inc., Washington, D.C. 2009.

Gun Crusaders: The NRA’s Culture War, by Scott Melzer, New York University Press, New York and London, 2009.

Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, (can be found on line or in the Summit County Library.

Web Sites

The Brady Campaign: www.bradycampain.org Violence Policy Center: www.vpc.org  (an excellent source of information).

Heeding God’s Call: www.heedinggodscall.org (a faith based group working to end gunviolence through local action).

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: www.csgv.org