Houston Area Urban League, Omega Psi Phi to hold public forum on gun safety legislation
Because of the tragedy that recently occurred in Newtown, CT, it is time for the residents of Houston to join the conversation on gun safety and urban gun violence in our communities. Since the senseless killings of 26 innocent victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the majority of them children under six-years of age, more than 2,000 people have been killed by some sort of firearm. It is now time for the citizens of Houston to voice their opinions of this subject.
On Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m., the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) and Rho Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will host a Town Hall Forum on Gun Safety, at 1301 Texas Avenue. The forum is free and open to the public.
Some of the major discussions during the forum will focus on a proposed nationwide, mandatory gun registration program, school personnel (teachers and administrators) carrying guns on campus, and a ban on assault weapons.
Judson W. Robinson, President and CEO of HAUL feels the need for this forum is necessary because, “Guns will continue to be the tools of unnecessary death and violence in our communities unless there is change. We cannot sit casually by and let another mass shooting be the annual norm without some discussion and action around doing things differently.”
“We as Americans have to confront the culture of gun violence communities. The time is now for the national discussion and positive action with the desired outcome of responsible gun control,” said Gregory Williams, Chapter President of Rho Beta Beta Chapter.