Letter: Opposition to the Safe Students Act (H.R. 3200)
First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) opposing the Safe Students Act (H.R. 3200).
Excerpt from the Letter: As an organization committed to the health and safety of all children in the United States, we are extremely concerned with the attempt to undermine a vital protection for children, the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. This act makes it unlawful for an individual to knowingly possess a firearm at a place that the individual knows or has reasonable cause to believe is a school zone .With gun violence occurring at an alarming rate, allowing guns in schools or in close proximity to schools will put even more children at risk and will not prevent shootings from occurring.