New Jersey anti-gun violence group makes the Sandy Hook Promise

Posted at 1:23 PM, Mar 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-10 15:31:07-04

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ (PIX11) – The Morris area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence put its money where its mouth is.

The group sponsored a breakfast meeting at the Presbyterian church parish house to launch Morris County Makes the Sandy Hook Promise. It’s patterned on the Newtown group, Sandy Hook Promise, formed after the massacre last December.

Co-founder, Rob Cox says the purpose of the organization is to help communities nationwide find a way to reduce gun violence, so the deaths of those little boys and girls and their teachers will not be in vain.

“Instating an assault weapon ban or a high capacity magazine ban and then moving on is probably not going to be the answer,” Cox told the assembled crowd. “That is one thing we’ve determined. We can change laws, but we have to change attitudes as well.”

Cox wrote an op-ed titled “It’s not just what the government should do; It’s what i should do,” that ran today in USA Today.