The Fairfield Democratic Town Committee this week passed a resolution supporting Federal action to stop Gun Violence in America, to be sent to the entire State delegation in Washington, as well as to Vice President Joe Biden, and CT Governor Dannel Malloy.
The resolution states:
In the wake of the massacre of the innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, and the thousands of firearms deaths in the USA every year, our nation has finally reached the tipping point to demand stronger, meaningful federal firearms regulation.
Provisions of new federal firearms regulations should include, but not be limited to:
• An updated, comprehensive ban on assault weapons with no expiration date;
• Eliminating the gun show loophole for firearms registration;
• Limiting the capacity of magazines for both handguns and long guns;
• Federal regulation of ammunition sales for handguns, long guns and assault weapons, including a national database recording all ammunition sales.
We support federal funding of mental health studies to determine what might be done to reduce gun deaths, but new federal firearms laws should be enacted without waiting for the results of such studies.
“This is not the first terrible consequence of gun violence in our state or our country,” stated DTC chair Ellery Plotkin. “But it is the one that is driving people to think and speak out on the issue.”
“This resolution shows the Fairfield DTC cares,” commented Ann Stamler. “It speaks to Newtown and our country, and I am honored to support it.”