December 15, 2021

Ceasefire NJ Project Working to Develop Safe Storage of Guns Bill

To the Editor:

The news that a 15-year-old brought a loaded gun on December 8 to Lawrence High School is a wake-up call that mass shootings like the recent one in Michigan are also a real danger here. I’m relieved that the gun and student were quickly removed from school, preventing a potential mass shooting.

However, we need have strong laws that ensure that guns in the home are stored securely and safely, so young people and others can’t easily access them in the first place. That is the best way to prevent guns from being brought to school.

Our Ceasefire NJ Project has been working with New Jersey state legislators, along with legal, policy, and health experts for the past 18 months to develop a Safe Storage of Guns bill that would be the strongest in the nation.

That bill is now before the New Jersey legislature, and I strongly urge readers to visit and click the first item under “Take Action” to contact their legislators urging them to support this critical bill to make us safer from gun violence.

For further information, click the Ceasefire NJ icon on the right at

The Rev. Robert Moore
Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action
Witherspoon Street