It was a difficult week for our nation, and particularly so for those of us deeply pained by the proliferation of gun violence in the United States.
We mourn the loss of life in Las Vegas, and send good wishes to the hundreds injured. It still boggles the mind to think of those numbers.
Do not make the mistake of thinking this problem is just, “Out there.” It also resides here in Chester County.
During the summer, we had three gun deaths, two in West Goshen and one in Coatesville.
During the past two weeks, we have had three more, Phoenixville, Pottstown and South Coatesville.
How many more…. How many more? How many more before we take action.
Gun Sense Chester County believes Common Ground is the Solution TM.
We are working to:
- Educate citizens about gun violence and gun regulation
- Engage them in helping us turn existing common ground between those who do not own guns, and those who do, into common sense gun regulation
- Act to work with our elected officials to pass appropriate legislation.
This issue is not about “them.” It’s about “us.” The presence of guns in our communities affects all of us…from concert goers in Las Vegas to residents of Chester County.
Let’s have some thoughtful conversation about approaches that will recognize the rights of ALL residents of our communities.
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