It was wonderful to see so many Texans at the White House Christmas party tonight. Republican National Committeewoman…
A week after the Sandy Hook shooting, the NRA held a press conference at which executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, responding to the tragedy, blamed Hollywood and video games. He then implored the government to put more weapons in schools:
“I call on Congress today, to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation.”
Hockley feels that is the opposite of what is needed. In her post, she offered to educate the entire White House administration on preventative measures that do not require the escalation of armament:
“I will happily go the White House and train the administration on regulations like Extreme Risk Protections Orders (ERPOs) and Threat Assessment, both of which could have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy and which I have written to the President about. I’d also love to train the White House on recognizing the signs of someone who is at risk of hurting themselves or others, or even about how to store a gun safely and responsibly. Both of these contributed to the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Hockley also requests that the White House issue a formal apology, but is uncertain anyone within the administration, including President Donald Trump, has enough heart to “understand why an apology is the least they could do.”
The Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit that focuses on protecting children from gun violence.
Last month, Hockley and the other families of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting progressed their lawsuit against weapon manufacturer Remington to the Connecticut Supreme Court. Their lawyers are arguing that the companies that manufactured and sold the assault rifle used by the gunman in the shooting share responsibility for the deaths of the 26 victims, including 20 children. This is the furthest any case of its kind has managed to get in seeking justice from those who make and sell military-style weapons to civilians.