A Newtown-based teen organization calling for common sense solutions to reduce gun violence is asking like-minded young people across the country to join its cause. The group is called Second Amendment Sanity and has invited interested teens to attend a meeting Monday in Newtown.
17-year-old Newtown resident Jake Snyder founded the organization after the son of a teacher his family’s home-school group works with was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14.
“Gun violence is getting worse and worse and it’s time for all of us–no matter how old we are–to actually do something about it,” Snyder said in a press release.
Members of the organization want to use their age to their advantage, and urge Millennials who cannot attend the meeting to get involved online.
“There are lots of things kids and teens can do using the Internet and email,” said 16-year-old Dakota LeRoy in the statement, which directed people to the organization’s Facebook page.
The meeting will take place Monday at 7:00 at Edmond Town Hall.