Dylan’s Mom, “Appalling lack of decency on the 5-year mark of my son’s murder”
by Nicole Hockley (Dylan’s mom) Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.
My 6-year-old son, Dylan, was murdered in his first-grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary, and most people show compassion and humanity for the horror that I live with every day.
But last Thursday, which marked five years since my little boy was murdered, the Trump administration did not.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was unaware of any regulation that could have prevented the shooting. President Trump ignored the five-year mark completely. Instead, he hosted none other than NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre at his White House Christmas party that very same night.
What a slap in the face. Their lack of decency and their ignorance around the many ways we canprevent tragedies like Sandy Hook is absolutely appalling.
I’ve written to President Trump before, but now I’m asking the Trump administration to meet with Sandy Hook Promise immediately so we can talk about taking real action to protect children from gun violence. Will you please sign our petition now so the administration knows we won’t accept its continued ignorance and indifference when children’s lives are at stake?
Please sign the petition to tell the Trump administration: Meet with Sandy Hook Promise to discuss actionable ways to protect more children from gun violence and prevent future tragedies.
Trump and Huckabee Sanders are parents. While they partied at a White House Christmas party last Thursday, I was crying myself to sleep because Dylan is gone forever. While they got the chance to kiss their children goodnight, I kissed the urn holding my beautiful boy’s ashes.
Trump and Huckabee Sanders remain ignorant on an issue that kills over 30,000 Americans every year, but I want to tell them about how extreme risk protection orders and threat assessment regulations might have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy. How the shooter who murdered my son showed warning signs that he was at risk of hurting others. How, if someone had recognized those signals and intervened, my beautiful butterfly Dylan might still be alive today.
I need you with me now to quickly reach enough signatures to get the Trump administration’s attention so we can prevent more families and communities from being ripped apart by gun violence:
Please sign our petition and tell the Trump administration to meet with Sandy Hook Promise about ways to prevent gun violence and save lives.
The agony of marking five years since Dylan’s murder was hard enough, and the Trump administration’s actions made that day even more painful. But what keeps me going is your support, and knowing that you, too, care so much about preventing gun violence.