To the Editor:
Virginia is now known as the state where murder is broadcast on live TV.
A disgruntled former station employee shot and killed reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, in Moneta. Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce Director Vicki Gardner is recovering after being shot in the back.
We extend our sincerest sympathy to the families and friends of Adam, Alison and Vicki, but thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need to take action.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. We campaign for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families..
It’s not just for moms; anyone can join.
Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment but we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day — when they are going to the places we all go: church, the movies, to work.
Gun violence kills 88 Americans every day including seven children and teens. We can be better than this. For the families of Alison and Adam, for Charleston, Chattanooga, and Lafayette, there is more we can do to prevent senseless gun violence.
We are doing great work right here in Alexandria, you can join at www.momsdemandaction.org, follow us on Facebook or on Twitter at @MomsDemand
Gail Gordon Donegan
Moms Demand Action volunteer