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  •  And we need effective mental health care (10+ / 0-)

    We need to ban future sales of assault weapons and large ammo clips. We need gun owners to step up now and take the lead on establishing effective rules to reduce the availability of existing assault weapons and ammo clips and to reduce the availability of guns of all types to the mentally ill.

    We need a campaign that asks people with small children or mentally impaired individuals to remove guns from their environments.  A father just shot his 7 year old son with a gun he thought was unloaded.  This happens over and over---keep guns away from children!  

    Everyone who is horrified at what has happened needs to realize they are more likely to be killed by their own weapons than by an intruder---remove the guns, voluntarily, especially when there are small children or mentally ill individuals in the home.  

    But we also need immediate funding for mentally illness.  There is a story 'I am Adam Lanza's Mother' by Lisa Long on Huffpost and it is a sobering story of the challenges that many families with are facing with mental illness.  They  NEED HELP--Now! And RATIONAL gun owners need to step up and lead the demand for increased funding for mental health.

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