I immersed myself in the movement to stop gun violence in order to identify concrete steps that individuals can take to challenge gun culture, promote responsibility and advocate for effective laws. Here's what I learned.
The present debate on what to do about gun violence as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre reminds me of an observation by Winston Churchill: "The American people will find a solution to every problem after they've tried everything else."
Every child, on every block of every neighborhood, has the right to walk to school and home without fear of getting shot. And yet, the subject of gun law reform remains taboo for many of our state and national elected officials.
As a Brooklyn native, I am sick and tired of watching parents lament the loss of their children to blood and bullets. We owe it to victims to give this a try and push our state legislature to expand the jurisdiction of this agency to fight gun violence.
I'm an advocate of gun control, and a knee-jerk opponent of the National Rifle Association (NRA). It's extraordinary that I find myself concurring with the NRA about 2 tourists recently arrested in NYC.