Despite opposition, Cumberland council passes resolution on gun violence

Despite opposition, Cumberland council passes resolution on gun violence

Gun Rights

CUMBERLAND – Rejecting suggestions of an underlying insidious plan to degrade Second Amendment rights, the Town Council last week backed a resolution declaring June 7 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in town. The council voted 5-1 for the resolution, with Council President Peter Bradley the nay vote. A call to action was issued prior to the June 5 meeting urging supporters of gun rights to show up at the meeting, and many ended up turning out. Sue Larson, on the leadership team of the Rhode Island Chapter of advocacy group Moms Demand Action, urged the council to pass a resolution she said supports doing more to “end the epidemic of gun violence” and bringing more awareness to what can be done to reduce it. The resolution gives a list of statistics on those who have lost their lives to gun violence, stating that support of Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns away from people with dangerous histories. It mentions that a national coalition of organizations has designated the first Friday in June as National Gun Violence Awareness Day and that by wearing orange on that day, it will raise awareness about gun violence and honor the lives of victims and survivors. “We renew our commitment to reduce gun violence and pledge to do all we can to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and encourage responsible gun owners to help keep our children safe,” states the resolution. Fred Lerner, president of the […]

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