Here’s a sample letter to get the ink flowing!
Dear Members of the 113th Congress,
I am a student from __________________. I stand with Newtown students in support of the following common sense measures to reduce gun violence. I demand a vote:
- That requires a criminal background check for every gun sold in America that includes a review of all disqualifying records and meaningful record keeping for all sales – in the same manner that Federally licensed dealers are currently required;
- That bans an military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines; and
- That makes gun trafficking a federal crime, with real penalties for straw purchasers;
The epidemic of injury and death from gun violence is a plague on America, especially since the toll it takes on our students and families is preventable. Our nation’s students and families deserve to be safe and free in their schools, movie theaters, workplaces and their homes. We ask Congress, in honor and memory of the 26 lives lost on December 14, 2012, to support the measures that the President has put forward to help stem the epidemic of gun violence.
City, State, Zip Code
Please send your letter to:
PO Box 3325
Newtown, CT 06470