Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is teaming up with Sandy Hook mother Nicole Hockley to push gun control on the first anniversary of the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary.
The crime took place on December 14, 2012, and beginning on November 14, 2013, Giffords and Hockley are encouraging schools to talk to students about “gun violence.”
According to The Sacremento Bee, Giffords and Hockley are asking teachers to talk to K-12 students about “[responding] to tragedies like Newtown and working to prevent them from happening in the future.”
To this end, participating schools will have students trace the outline of one of their hands and write a sentence under the drawing beginning with the words, “I hope…” Students can then write things like “I hope no more tragedies happen,” or “I hope mom and dad are safe,” or the ever-popular “I hope Congress passes the Manchin/Toomey gun control bill.”
Schools are then asked to display “these drawings in classrooms, hallways, and auditoriums.”
Stopping gun violence takes courage and new ideas. We are proud to bring students together to honor the lives lost in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, and encourage them to envision an America that is both free and safe.
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