We don't know how many families have experienced the pain we know all too well in Newtown because of Washington's failure to act. We can't quantify the impact on our children's safety – their ability to go to school, a movie or simply outside to play without fear of gun violence.
But we do have some numbers, and this one is pretty terrifying: Six million.
That's right, an estimated six million firearms have been privately sold without background checks since Manchin-Toomey failed. That's more than 16,400 weapons sold – potentially to dangerous criminals or mentally unstable individuals – every day.
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A year ago, in the wake of unthinkable violence against our children, we came together as a nation. Let's find that unity again. Parents united by love can overcome our differences and accomplish anything. Together, we can end gun violence against children. That's why we must parent together.
Sandy Hook Promise is committed to preventing gun violence. With your tax-deductible support, Sandy Hook Promise will build Promise Communities all across America that will bring parents together to raise awareness, educate and implement programs on how to prevent gun violence in their communities. Together, we can build safer and healthier communities free from the threat of gun violence.
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