Sisters, it's about time some politicians step up to do something about gun violence. We sincerely hope this new law that is taking effect, which insist on gun purchasers going through background checks, changes the way things have been. However, it is very disappointing to learn this will is only for gun shows and internet sales, but at least it's a start.
So far, these two senators, Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pennsylvania are the only ones insisting on background checks. It would be a good idea they go further and pass a deal that require all gun owners to go through a background check, not just gun shows and internet sales.
As black women, it is nothing new for us to realize gun violence has been a big problem. Many people in your family and some of your friends probably died, because someone shot them. We want you to know, it did not have to happen if there were laws in effect over the years. Too many tragedies took place, because it was too easy for a person to own a gun or any other type of weapon. Therefore, if we get more politicians to be like Senators Manchin and Toomey, then maybe there will be more peace in America. However, we are firm believers that the mindset of this lost generation has to change. That has been the main problem, the mindset of people whom choose to kill and take the life of a person, because of their selfish malice.
It is time for black women in every state to contact senators and request that they set a standard for background checks before a person can own a gun. Possibly, we can also create a petition in every state and present it to congress. Black women, step up and see what you can do to help prevent gun violence, if you are tired of all these senseless murders.
Deal reached on background checks in Senate
(CNN) - Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, plan to announce a bipartisan deal on background checks for gun shows and Internet sales at an 11 a.m. press conference today, CNN's Dana Bash has learned.
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