DNSIB STATEMENT ON PARKLAND, FL HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING
We were saddened, but not shocked, by the senseless killings of 17 students and educators and the wounding of at least 15 others at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL on Wednesday. Our prayers and condolences go out to this community as well as the many communities that live with and fear gun violence on a daily basis. Let us use this moment when the nation’s attention is focused on this important issue to take strategic collective action to address all forms of gun violence.
Metro-IAF Action Alert – In the wake of another mass shooting and the continuing daily toll of gun-related deaths in our cities, Metro IAF/Do Not Stand Idly By today demanded that government and gun industry leaders take immediate action to pull bump stocks from the U.S. market. Bump stocks are the lethal technology that facilitated the killing of 58 people and the wounding of 851 others by a single gunman on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.
Metro IAF leaders demanded action from Attorney General Jefferson Sessions, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Shooting Sports Foundationin letters released today.
DNSIB: COMMUNITY ORGANIZING GROUPS PRESS U.S. MAYORS ON GUN SAFETY
Northern Virginia community organizers joined interstate partners on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C. to press U.S. mayors for safer gun technologies.
Metro IAF comprises 22 organizations, including VOICE in northern Virginia, in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Representatives converged in the capital to press the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Metro IAF’s “Do Not Stand Idly By” (DNSIB) gun safety campaign. The campaign title references a Bible verse: “Do not stand idly by while you neighbor’s blood is shed.”