WE NEED A MORATORIUM ON GUNS

The introduction and proliferation of guns in poor communities particularly communities of color undermine families and the orderly adjudication of disagreements. The interdiction of these and other weapons which are used as means of handling disputes will a top priority.

Gun buy back programs are window dressing as the real perpetrators in criminal activity do not turn those weapons over. Legal ownership of guns by the citizenry of New York City is not an anathema to a peaceful society. Education, anti – violence programs, and dispute resolution are key components in making the change.

The police are too militarized.