AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation. This is some of what has been going on in the Commonwealth and the nation.
Did you know that yesterday 76 PA House members sent Senator Toomey a letter urging him to stand with his constituency in support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution? Their pleas apparently fell on deaf ears!
Today, surrounded by children who had written letters to him following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama announced his strategy to protect children from such attacks in the future. He said, it’s all about the children — “This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. . . . (It is) our responsibility to care for them and shield them from harm and give them the tools they need to grow up . . . .” The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-family group, agrees with President Obama that adults should care for and shield children from harm as well as give them the tools they need as they grow to adulthood; however, the AFA of PA questions the President’s sincerity.
Since the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, there has been increased talk of more laws to restrict our Second Amendment right to bear arms. This has come mostly on the federal level, although today New York Governor Cuomo introduced legislation in that state that will make it the most comprehensive in the nation affecting everything except “rifles and shotguns used by traditional sportsmen and hunters.”