YOUR LETTERS: Long overdue for federal action to end gun violence

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, yet another unspeakable mass shooting occurred, this time at an elementary school in Texas.

Parents should never have to worry about gun violence in the schools where we send our kids. But another horrific, senseless shooting has claimed 19 innocent lives and reminded us how our babies aren’t safe – even in the classroom. The guns flooding our streets –
from Buffalo to St. Louis to Uvalde – are taking their dreadful toll on communities across the country.

We’re long overdue for federal action to end gun violence in our communities. But it will take everyone raising their voices to push our elected officials to finally do something. If you can, please take five minutes to call your senators and your representative and urge them to support bipartisan legislation to address the absolute lack of common sense safety regulation around guns that we know we need as a country. Whatever comes out of Congress right now will be nowhere near enough, but it could be the beginning of a process of reform that we so desperately need.

Call the Capitol switchboard to be connected with the offices of your Members of Congress: 202-224-3121

Until Congress takes action on gun safety, a priority shared by millions of Americans, I will do everything that I can as Mayor of St. Louis to protect our children, and every St. Louisan, from the ravages of unfettered access to lethal firearms.

City of St. Louis

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