n Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases;
n Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds;
n Track the sale of large quantities of ammunition, and ban online sales;
n Establish product safety oversight of guns and ammunition, and require child-safe gun technology;
n Support policies at companies and public institutions that promote gun safety;
n Counter the gun industry’s efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.
Write your legislators, call, e-mail, go to legislative hearings, go to rallies, write letters to the editor. Make your voice heard as a member of the vast majority of Americans who want common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence.
In the words of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, “Let us honor those lost, and save those who will be lost if we fail to act, by rolling up our sleeves and engaging in the hard work of participatory democracy.”
It is a moral imperative to reduce gun violence. We are all part of the interdependent web of life, any loss is all our loss. Join Moms Demand Action and be part of the solution. At facebook.com/momsdemandactionMI
About the author: Linda K. Brundage of Lansing is a licensed psychologist and founder of the Mid Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action and current state leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Brundage, who holds a doctoral degree in education, is also a mother, grandmother and person of faith. By e-mail at: MI@momsdemandaction.org)