California just banned concealed handguns on school campuses—a major step toward protecting young people from gun violence.1 Can you keep up the momentum and urge Congress to pass a law to make it more difficult to carry guns onto campuses? Click here to add your name.
Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Andy Pelosi of GunFreeKids.org, and I started a petition to Congress and President Obama, which says:
In response to the tragedy at Umpqua Community College and other places in our country, the extreme pro-gun movement continues to push their irrational and extremist agenda of promoting the carrying of loaded, concealed handguns on college campuses and K-12 schools as a solution to school shootings.
As a result, colleges in Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, Texas, and Wisconsin have now been forced in different ways to allow the carrying of firearms on their premises. Similarly, K-12 schools in several states are now being forced to allow staff (barely trained, non-law enforcement) to carry concealed weapons inside buildings.
The overwhelming majority of the 4,400 colleges and universities in the United States prohibit the carrying of firearms on their campuses. These gun-free policies have helped to make our postsecondary-education institutions some of the safest places in the country.
Let's keep concealed handguns off our nation's campuses.
1. "California bans concealed handguns on college, school campuses," The Sacramento Bee, October 10, 2015
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