Thoughts from Dan Maas, new executive director of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence Educational Fund:
As the nation mourns the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones – our prayers are with you.
Out of respect to the memory of those lost, we must act to end the cycle of violence in this country. With populations burdened with social and economic hardship, it is our mission to start from the beginning and work our way up — by reinforcing core values, promoting skill development and creating access to opportunities that empower people to rise above.
We honor those who have lost their lives to gun violence with the actions we take in our own communities and our own neighborhoods, with meaningful engagement and support that will nurture the growth of those neighborhoods into true communities and instill hope where it cannot be found.
This opportunity will not always be here. We act now.