Today, President Obama unveiled an expansive plan to tackle gun violence. For so many of us focused on ending the bloodshed that has devastated communities on both sides of the border, this is encouraging news.
We wanted to THANK YOU for adding YOUR voice to the groundswell calling for an end to gun violence. Earlier this week, the petition that many of you signed urging President Obama to better enforce and tighten lax U.S. gun laws that traffickers exploit to get guns and smuggle them into Mexico was delivered to Vice President Biden’s task force on gun violence . As you may recall, this is the same petition initiated by groups from Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity in partnership with LAWG and dozens of faith-based, human rights and anti-gun violence groups from both sides of the border.