[float=right][/float]Hello Kitty is the unofficial mascot for Bostonians For Less Lethal Gun Violence, a loosely knit gun safety coalition.
If you support gun safety, and would like to see less gun violence in Boston, and in communities across the Commonwealth, and in cities across the country, support the bona fide organizations listed below that are doing the hard work of advocating for gun safety. Watch their videos, browse their websites, add your name, follow them on Twitter, and spread the word:
Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Mayors Mike Bloomberg, Tom Menino and 800 more across the US have a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns that is advocating for common sense gun safety law. Their cities are plagued with senseless death due to gun violence -- the majority of which is from illegal guns. To advance the cause, Mayor Menino published "Time for Action on Common Sense Gun Reform" this week in the West Roxbury Patch. It outlines the policies Mayor Menino thinks are necessary to reduce gun violence. Have a look at Mayors Against Illegal Guns current campaign called "Demand A Plan" to end gun violence, www.DemandAPlan.org. Twitter: @DemandAPlan
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violencehas a new campaign called "We Are Better Than This." Watch the videos and add your name to their list of supporters at www.BradyCampaign.org. Twitter: @BradyBuzz
Americans For Responsible Solutions
Gabby Gifford and Mark Kelly founded Americans For Responsible Solutions. They are both gun owners and defenders of the 2nd amendment, and they wrote this op-ed this week in USA Today about why they've chose to get involved in the debate about gun safety. It starts:
In response to a horrific series of shootings that has sown terror in our communities, victimized tens of thousands of Americans, and left one of its own bleeding and near death in a Tucson parking lot, Congress has done something quite extraordinary — nothing at all.
I was shot in the head while meeting with constituents two years ago today. Since then...
You can support Gabby Gifford and Mark Kelly's efforts by going to their website and lending them your name www.AmericansForResponsibleSolutions.org.