One of my first blog posts, “My kinda’ gun control” was in support of a gun amnesty program in Newark, New Jersey that began under the leadership of Corey Booker. As the anniversary of the horror of #Sandy Hook approaches, I think it is worth bringing the issue forward again.

The Caliber Foundation dismantles guns seized by police or surrendered during amnesty programs and recycles the metals to Caliber collectionmake jewellery. The rings, bracelets and necklaces are engraved with the serial number of the original weapon and proceeds from the profits are returned to support victims of gun violence and further amnesty programs.

This morning as I was half-watching The Today Show on TV, they described a similar venture that I think is worth mentioning. As a Canadian, it is easy to be self-righteous about the ubiquity of guns in the United States but we aren’t without our own problems. The bottom line is we need to do whatever we can to reduce the number of guns in circulation. As ordinary citizens our libertyoptions are limited to choosing not to own a gun and to support our police forces in their efforts to seize guns through these initiatives.

It’s not too late to do a bit of Christmas shopping. Check out these websites and see if there is something you can order for your sweetie and/or yourself to support these efforts. and

I ordered the stainless steel bracelet from the Caliber Foundation a few months ago and was really happy with it. I’ve been meaning to order the matching brass one and now on the anniversary of Sandy Hook, I think it’s time I did. Think about doing the same.

Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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