Newtown, CT: by Mark Barden (Daniel’s father) via Sandy Hook Promise Foundation – 11.06.2017 – This morning, President Trump said it was a “little bit too soon” to be talking about gun violence following yesterday’s horrific tragedy in Texas.

It’s not a “little bit too soon” to talk about the 26 people who were murdered yesterday.

It’s not a “little bit too soon” to talk about how as many as 14 of those innocent lives were children, some just toddlers.

It’s not a “little bit too soon” to talk about how 58 people were murdered last month in Las Vegas and how Congress has taken no meaningful action since then.

It’s not a “little bit too soon” to talk about how, every single day, nearly 100 people in our country are killed by gun violence.

It’s never a “little bit too soon,” not when my sweet little Daniel, 19 of his classmates and six educators were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary nearly five years ago.

It’s infuriating and disrespectful to the memory of my little boy, and every life lost to gun violence, to say that we shouldn’t start a conversation that could save lives. For Daniel and all the people who have already been taken by gun violence, today is too late to be talking about this. 

We can’t wait any longer. The time to act is now.

That’s why Sandy Hook Promise is immediately ramping up our efforts to push for gun safety reforms and expand our gun violence prevention programs

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