Alexis Haller – the Woodinville resident, attorney and uncle of 6-year-old Noah Pozner who was killed in the Newtown, CT, December shootings – has submitted school safety and weapons legislation to the White House Task Force on Gun Violence.
In a recent post on his Facebook page, Haller included a link to his family's initial proposals and asked people to "please share with family and friends." The document is attached here in pdf form.
"There isn't much you can say to comfort each other,” said Haller. “Everything about the situation is the worst. But the only thing we latched onto very early is that we're going to make something positive out of it. Make a change and do it for Noah.”
Noah Pozner was the youngest of the 20 students and six teachers killed. He was was shot 11 times, the document said.
The memorandum submitted by the family proposes a range of legislative reforms to help prevent another targeted school shooting and make children safer in schools, according to documents.
Some of the proposed laws:
- Anyone with knowledge of an imminent threat of serious physical harm or death must notify law enforcement within 24 hours.
- Anyone who fails to secure their firearm in cases where it could be accessed by someone who is mentally ill or who poses imminent danger to others, would be charged with a felony or misdemeanor.
- Make available federal grants for school security reviews and security upgrades with mandatory lockdown drills.
- Emergency grief counseling reform that allows emergency response teams of mental health professionals to be immediately available to families affected.
Haller has at times acted as spokesman for the family, giving interviews to media. He also gave the eulogy for Noah. Noah's mother has also said in interviews that she plans to move her family to the Seattle area.