CFSA Joins with Gun Violence Prevention Coalition to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President & Tim Kaine for Vice President of the United States

Sandy Hook, CT- Newtown Action Alliance, States United to Prevent Gun Violence Action Fund, Art=Ammo Artists Against Gun Violence, CeaseFire Pennsylvania, Children’s Firearm Safety Alliance, Colorado Ceasefire Legislative Action, The Connecticut Effect, The ENOUGH Campaign, Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence, GunControlToday, New Castle Promise, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Northwest Corner Committee for Gun Violence Prevention, Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, Rabbis Against Gun Violence, Reston-Herndon Alliance To End Gun Violence and Stop Handgun Violence Foundation proudly endorse Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President of the United States of America.

From the very outset of her campaign, Secretary Clinton has elevated the conversation on gun violence prevention to the national level. Again at the final presidential debate, she reaffirmed her support for the Second Amendment and reasonable regulations to keep Americans safe from gun violence. In stark contrast, Donald Trump has embraced the corporate gun lobby to a degree never seen in presidential elections.

The 2016 Election is one of the most consequential for the gun violence prevention movement. For four long years since the Sandy Hook School shooting, Congress has failed to take any action to strengthen the nation’s lax gun laws. Since that tragic day, Congressional inaction has contributed to 400,000 Americans being killed or injured by guns and increasing incidents of mass shootings that have devastated more and more communities across the nation.

Our next President will be tasked with leading the 115th Congress to pass common sense measures to end gun violence and appoint Supreme Court justices who will balance gun safety with Second Amendment rights.

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Keeping toddlers away from loaded handguns shouldn’t cause a debate

October 21, 2016 – by Mary Sanchez of the Kansas City Star

Who could possibly be against keeping guns out of the hands of toddlers?

imgresPlenty of people, it would seem, if you were able to follow Hillary Clinton’s argument in Wednesday’s presidential debate about a landmark Supreme Court ruling on the Second Amendment, and the vituperative reaction to it.

It’s a bit of a rabbit hole that Clinton threw herself into, but that’s pretty typical of the mind-numbing ideological stalemate that has frozen out common sense in the gun control debate. So let me explain.

Clinton was challenged about her opposition to the famous District of Columbia v. Heller decision of 2008 that struck down a gun control law passed in Washington, D.C., in 1975. For Second Amendment stalwarts, the Heller majority opinion, written by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, is darn close to holy scripture. The 5-4 decision was a broad affirmation of an individual’s right to private gun ownership for self-defense. It is huge.

Clinton said that she supported the individual’s right to own guns but disagreed with the ruling in that it didn’t support “reasonable restrictions.”

“What the District of Columbia was trying to do was to protect toddlers from guns,” Clinton said.

This sent gun rights people howling. They savaged Clinton for misrepresenting the crux of the D.C. law and the principles on which the decision turned. Nowhere in the law or the decision are children mentioned, they objected.

But that’s a little beside the point. A federal petition filed in support of the original law did argue for its use in keeping children safe, Politifact reported soon after the debate.

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Toddlers have shot at least 50 people this year

In 2015, there were 58 shootings committed by toddlers, or more than one every week. The drumbeat of tragic shootings involving children barely able to walk has continued unabated this year.

Since Jan. 1, there have been 51 shootings involving toddlers in the United States. By this date last year, there had been 47 toddler-involved shootings.


October 20, 2016 – by Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post

imrsDuring Wednesday night’s presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked Hillary Clinton if she was upset over the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision D.C. v. Heller, which overturned the District’s long-standing ban on the ownership of handguns for personal use.

“Well, I was upset,” she replied, “because, unfortunately, dozens of toddlers injure themselves, even kill people with guns, because, unfortunately, not everyone who has loaded guns in their homes takes appropriate precautions.”

Clinton was referring here to a less-discussed aspect of the decision that also overturned a requirement that firearms like shotguns and rifles be unloaded and disassembled or trigger-locked while stored at home.

Gun safety proponents and many researchers say such safe storage laws prevent accidental shootings that kill hundreds of Americans each year. As a Washington Post analysis first noted a year ago, a substantial percentage of accidental shootings are committed by toddlers — children as young as 1 year old — who get their hands on a gun and accidentally shoot themselves or someone else.

In 2015, there were 58 shootings committed by toddlers, or more than one every week. The drumbeat of tragic shootings involving children barely able to walk has continued unabated this year.

Since Jan. 1, there have been 51 shootings involving toddlers in the United States. By this date last year, there had been 47 toddler-involved shootings.

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We Need to Deport the Toddlers Who Kill?

Tonight Secretary Hillary Clinton in the last presidential campaign debate mentioned toddlers who are shooting themselves or others at an alarming rate. She mentioned her concern about protecting child access prevention measures – to keep people alive.  We are thrilled that she understands that too many kids are dying in unintentional shootings which are completely preventable.

http://toddlerskill.org

http://toddlerskill.org

And last week the Brady Campaign launched a satirical website which is right on the money:  ToddlersKill.org.

It makes you stop & think that if we are going to be focused on terrorists in America killing people, than toddlers deserve that same concern.

IN 2015, TODDLERS SHOT AND KILLED MORE AMERICANS THAN TERRORISTS. (interactive site HERE).

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KEEP AMERICA SAFE, GET OUT AND VOTE FOR LIFESAVING GUN LAWS.

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TODDLERS ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK!

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DROP OFF YOUR TODDLERS NO QUESTIONS ASKED.