Many articles and blogs have been written in the wake of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. We are learning who the victims were. We are hearing from politicians. There is never an easy solution. But Protect Minnesota believes that we must find a way to have a discussion about the issue of gun violence and what we can do as a country to reduce it and prevent it. Is "gun control" dead? We would not like to think so. Protect Minnesota will continue to ask our leaders to do the right thing and stand with the victims of gun violence. With your help we can demand reasonable restrictions on who can get guns and what types of guns people can access. We need to demand that people who should not be able to buy dangerous weapons like those used in the Colorado shooting can't buy them. We can do better and we must do better at protecting our communities.
Here is a list of names of the 12 who were shot in the movie theater early Friday morning.
From this linked article: ( http://www.examiner.com/article/full-list-of-victims-killed-aurora-color...)
Alex Sullivan: Was celebrating 27th birthday
John Larimer: 27-year-old in the U.S. Navy
Jessica Ghawi: Recently survived Toronto mall shooting, 24-years-old
Micayla Medek: 23-year old
Jon Blunk: 26-year-old killed shielding girlfriend, Jansen Young
Alex Teves: 24-year-old who recently earned master's degree
Alexander "AJ" Boik: 18-year-old recently graduated high school
Gordon Cowden: 51-year-old father of two
Rebecca Wingo: 32-year-old
Matt McQuinn: 27-year-old shot and killed while shielding his girlfriend, Samantha Yowler
Veronica Moser-Sullivan: Six-year-old whose mother Ashley Moser is in critical condition
Jesse Childress: 29-year-old taff sergeant with Buckley Air Force Base (Pic unavailable)
The Board and membership of Protect Minnesota mourns the loss of these 12 innocent people, one of them a 6 year old girl. Please keep the families and friends of these victims in your hearts.
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