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John E. Rosenthal Biography

Cofounder of Stop Handgun Violence
Pro to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"

“I believe that, as a gun owner, I have a responsibility to my family and my community to store my gun safely, locked and unloaded. I also have a responsibility to advocate for responsible gun laws that help keep guns out of dangerous people’s hands. That includes being willing to submit to a background check every time I purchase a firearm and expecting buyers to submit to a current background check if I sell them a gun. Furthermore, I believe that if I misuse my gun, for example if I violently threaten a family member or allow a child to gain access to a loaded and unlocked firearm, I should be held accountable for my actions…

Being concerned about the thirty-thousand-plus gun deaths each year in the United States does not make you anti-gun. And advocating for policies that make a dangerous product a little less dangerous just means you care about saving lives and countless grief from preventable firearm injuries and death. However, this message is so controversial that the gun industry, who thinks the Second Amendments trumps the First, wants to silence it.”

“Why I Support Gun Rights and Gun Laws,”, Apr. 6, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, Meredith Management
  • Cofounder, Stop Handgun Violence, Oct. 1995-present
  • Founder and President, Friends of Boston’s Homeless, 1987-present
  • Cofounder, American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), 2005-2007
  • Education:
  • Attended Syracuse University
  • Other:
  • None found
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?