Tue, 08/06/2019 - 22:45

In the wake of 3 more mass shootings this past week, we find ourselves in the same posture of grief, disbelief and rage. We continue to wonder exactly why this became our norm and what we can do to make sure this never happens again. New Zealand took action in 6 days. Why can’t we?

We should not be dying by gun violence, whether it’s every day, one person at a time or in mass shootings in the aisles of a Walmart in El Paso, on the streets of Chicago or simply going to school. 

More than 90% of Americans believe we should have universal background checks. Keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people makes sense no matter what your political affiliation. We are calling on ALL elected officials across the County to come together immediately to protect our communities. The US Senate needs to return from its recess to pass the Bipartisan Background Check Legislation TODAY.  Locally are there actions our city and county leadership can take now?

The Harris County Democratic Party strongly urges our city and county elected leaders to pledge to do the following to safeguard residents of Harris County 

  1. Divest from gun manufacturers that do not agree to enact background checks at gun shows. 
  2. Only purchase firearms for Law Enforcement Officials from manufactures that actively practice responsible gun rules.
  3. Restrict gun shows on Houston and Harris County Property. 

 Enough is Enough.