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|Press Conference and Hearing at Capitol
Join the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence, of which Ceasefire is a member, at a press conference on Wednesday, March 22nd at 12:15 in basement room 0112 in the Colorado State Capitol.
Immediately following (1:30 in Room 271) , the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee will consider the following bills. You are invited to stay for the hearing, to listen and/or to give testimony. Ceasefire opposes ALL of these bills.
SB17-005 Handgun Training for School Employees
Please call the following Committee members and encourage them to vote NO on each of these bills.
Talk at CU Boulder: Gun Control: Contrasting Views
The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy is hosting a dialogue with Lester H. Hunt and David DeGrazia, co-authors of the 2016 book Debating Gun Control, who will present their sharply contrasting views on this subject. Questions will be taken from the audience.
Help Mentally Incompetent Veterans Get Guns Act of 2017
Okay. It’s really called the “Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act” (H.R. 1181, David Roe, TN), and it is moving with breakneck speed through Congress. It was just introduced in mid-February, marked up last week with no hearing and no testimony, and a House vote is expected this Wednesday (3/15) afternoon.
Every day in the U.S., about 20 veterans commit suicide. While veterans comprise 9% of the civilian population, they account for 18% of the suicides. The majority of those suicides are accomplished with firearms. Yet, H.R. 1181 would remove the prohibition on gun purchases for those adjudicated as mentally incompetent by the Veterans Administration. There are currently over 174,000 veterans who are so listed, including over 19,000 suffering from schizophrenia and over 15,000 with severe PTSD.
Please call your congressional representative and urge him or her to vote NO on H.R. 1181. (Unsure who your representative is? Access www.votesmart.org with your 9-digit zip.)
Sample Script: Representative ___________, I am ___________ from __________ and I am calling to urge you to vote NO on H.R. 1181, which would remove mentally incompetent veterans from the list of prohibited gun buyers. With veteran suicide a serious concern of the military, arming soldiers who have served our country, but who are now suffering serious mental problems, is not supporting them, it is endangering them, their loved ones, and others.