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FYI: Wesselhoft Asks the Public to Support Efforts to Combat Gun Violence.

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Aug. 28, 2007 – Getting illegal firearms off the street and reducing gun crimes are among the highest priorities of Senator-at-Large Carmen Wesselhoft.
“I am presently working on legislation to increase penalties for those found with unlicensed firearms,” she said. “My goal is to get beyond the young person with the illegal gun and to those higher ups that are supplying these weapons. We need to go after the people importing these guns in to the Virgin Islands.”
Wesselhoft, who chairs the Committee on Public Safety, Homeland Security and Justice, is calling on the entire community to recognize Tuesday, August 28 as the National Day of Protest Against Gun Violence.
Nationwide, there will be candlelight vigils, memorial bell-ringing ceremonies, marches, rallies, press conferences, and “lie-ins” in which 32 people lie down to represent the 32 people murdered with guns every day in America.
Locally, Wesselhoft is asking the public to support the efforts of the Virgin Islands agencies and organizations working to combat gun violence.
“My office is committed to working with these dedicated individuals,” she said. “But in order to see results, all of us must get involved. Talk to your kids about guns and report illegal and suspicious activity.”

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