As we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, our joint advocacy and strong voice demanding action must not falter. I am outraged that video-game companies and gun manufacturers continue to enter into deals to market guns to our children, particularly given the real-life gun violence epidemic that continues in our country.

Please consider joining me in signing an online petition to urge video game industry leaders to stop using their products to promote military-grade firearms. Together, we can ask them to stop recklessly blurring the line between fiction and reality, while targeting our children and endangering people's lives.

A report published in June by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and The Gun Truth Project detailed how deals between video game companies and weapons manufacturers often lead to promotional campaigns enticing players to purchase weapons featured in the games they have just played. We are not going to make progress protecting our communities, schools or kids if we don't bring our voice together and demand change.

You can find a copy of the online petition at kim.fawcett@cga.ct.gov or directly www.credomobilize.com/petitions/tell-video-game-makers-to-stop-promoting-firearms-through-agreements-with-gun-manufacturers

Thanks for your continued support and compassion.

State Rep. Kim Fawcett

D-133rd District

Fairfield