Gun Sense Chester County was originally formed as the Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence following the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, which killed 20 schoolchildren and 6 adults.
In 2017, the organization changed its name to Gun Sense Chester County, named a Board of Directors and filed as a 501(c)4 organization. We operate as an all volunteer organization and appreciate the energy, skills and enthusiasm of our members.
The mission of Gun Sense Chester County is to foster community well-being by seeking common sense solutions that recognize ALL citizens’ rights and responsibilities in working to reduce gun violence and ensure safe gun ownership.
Gun Sense Chester County recognizes there are many citizens who enjoy gun ownership and use them for hunting and sporting purposes, as well as for personal protection. We also recognize the fact that there are an unacceptably high number of gun violence injuries and deaths in the United States in the range of 10 times the amount of other developed countries in the world. We see gun violence not as a political issue, but first and foremost, a health and safety issue.
We are not anti gun. We are not seeking to ban guns or confiscate guns. While we recognize the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the growing body of Federal and State regulation codifying gun owner rights, we believe those who choose not to own guns have rights as well.
We are working to educate citizens about current gun regulation and to promote a thoughtful conversation about the increased presence of guns in our society and what that means. We also support actions that keep guns from those who should not have them and activities that promote safe gun ownership and use. We believe that through education, dialogue and common purpose, we can all work together to reduce the scourge of gun violence.
Activities and Events
Gun Sense Chester County sponsors activities and events such as:
- Educational presentations
- Meetings with elected officials
- Fundraising events to support gun violence prevention programs
- Economic campaigns
Gun Sense Chester County works alongside national, regional, state and local gun violence prevention groups. We are stronger together.
We welcome you to join us. Please contact us by email: email@example.com