On a day when thousands of people are gathering at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, and thousands more will gather in over 200 national observances of the 5th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence, the US House voted in favor of Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

Apparently it wasn't enough for this Congress to endanger public safety and complicate the work of law enforcement, they had to disrespect the families of the 500,000 Americans who have had members killed or injured since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Congresswoman McSally supported this measure, which will allow virtually anyone to carry loaded, concealed weapons across state lines. If this blatant disregard for our safety and disrespect for victims and survivors of gun violence is of concern to you, remember that 2018 is an election year.

Meg Pradelt

Gun Violence Prevention Arizona

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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