Executive Action Needed Because Congress Fails to Address the Problem
Delaware Coaltition Against Gun Violence Commends President Obama on His Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence
January 5, 2016
The Delaware Coaltition Against Gun Violence joins the undersigned State Affiliates of States United to Prevent Gun Violence commend President Obama for his brave leadership and for remaining steadfast in his commitment to reducing gun violence. The Executive Action measures detailed in the “FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer” are broad and cover a wide range of key points including expanding background checks by:
- clarifying which gun sellers must register as licensed gun dealers and thus perform background checks to help keep guns out of dangerous hands;
- making communities safer by increasing ATF action and work on keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers
- providing more funds for improving mental health treatment as well as making sure that appropriate mental health records are submitted to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Polling shows that 90% of all Americans, including the majority of gun owners, want background checks on all gun sales. It is unconscionable that the Congress has failed to act on this one important measure. We applaud the President for putting the safety of Americans above the will of special interest groups. The people have spoken and the President has done what he can to deliver. The Delaware Coaltition Against Gun Violence and similar organizations in other states are committed to making sure such executive actions are implemented and are proud of our President for taking these actions.
States United to Prevent Gun Violence
Arizonans for Gun Safety
Women Against Gun Violence CA
Colorado Ceasefire Capitol Fund
Connecticut Against Gun Violence Ed Fund
Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence
Georgians for Gun Safety
Hawaii Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence
Iowans for Gun Safety
Maine Gun Safety Coalition
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence
Stop Handgun Violence MA
Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
Nebraskans Against Gun Violence
New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Ed Fund
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Ed Fund
Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence
Oklahoma Gun Sense
Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence
Safe Tennessee Project
Texas Gun Sense
Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah
Virginia Center for Public Safety
Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort Ed Fund
States United to Prevent Gun Violence is a non-profit organization dedicated to making our families and communities safer. We are the only national state-led gun violence prevention group. Our mission is to support 30 state affiliates and to nurture new state organizations.
The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence is a statewide coalition of parents, teachers, clergy, grandparents, doctors, nurses, friends, gun owners, and like-minded groups and individuals is united to help safeguard our citizens and communities, address the root causes of gun violence, and promote sensible laws that help prevent gun violence in our homes and communities.
Together we are forging a strong public voice for to address and prevent gun violence.