Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Gun Control Debate: What Debate?

Sanders Institute

Aloha Paulo Augusto,

On March 24th, the survivors and families of the Parkland, Florida school shooting will lead supporters in a march on the streets of Washington DC, with others gathering in Hawai‘i and communities across the country.

They will call on Congress to make their lives a priority by taking action to pass gun safety legislation that can help prevent mass shootings in America's schools. They want to be heard, and they want action. And we at the Sanders Institute are proud to stand with these courageous young people today and every day.

Enough is enough. The issue of guns in America has turned into a highly partisan one, being used by political parties to stoke divisiveness, rather than actually solve the problem. It's time to put the rhetoric aside and put the safety of our kids, families, and communities first.

The vast majority of Americans, those who own guns and those who don't, agree with the actions these students are calling for—banning military-style assault weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy guns, universal background checks, and closing gun show loopholes. These are common sense efforts that can and should be enacted now.

Please join my colleagues and me at the Sanders Institute in doing everything possible to support the March for Our Lives efforts and urging leaders in Congress to take action now to prevent more lives from being lost.


Rep. Tulsi Gabbard - Congresswoman from Hawai‘i
Founding Fellow of The Sanders Institute

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