The debate continues and as usual absolutely nothing is getting accomplished…semantics and bullsh*t seem to be the only thing all agree on.
While the debate rages with nothing more than accusations and lies….there are a few solutions that are popular and they work (according to this op-ed)……..
While there are many factors contributing to the scourge of gun violence in the United States, one thing is clear: The data—and the majority of Americans—support laws that sensibly restrict access to firearms under certain conditions.
“We have evidence-based solutions that exist right now that are supported by the majority of Americans from a range of backgrounds and experiences,” said Cassandra Crifasi, director of research and policy at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions. “We have the tools, we have the support, and we need to act.”
Crifasi and four of her colleagues from the Center for Gun Violence Solutions discussed the policies that are proven to decrease gun violence while also receiving significant public support during a virtual briefing Thursday hosted by Johns Hopkins University. They discussed topics including proven methods for reducing gun violence in schools, the intricacies of extreme risk protection orders, and the various effects gun laws have on democratic participation.
But they were united in presenting the facts supported by their gun policy research—particularly the demonstrated effectiveness of proposed policies, and their support among Americans.
An article below is from Reader’s Digest……
The recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 grade school students and two elementary school teachers—and devastated the entire country. In the wake of the violence, many Americans are looking for ways to help the victims and families and asking how to help with gun control to prevent school shootings in the future.
And they’re struggling with why it’s so hard to stop gun violence in America, especially when most of the country is in favor of strengthening gun laws. A recent Morning Consult/Politico poll found that the majority of Americans support laws that require background checks for all gun sales, set age minimums for gun purchases, and ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. Overall, 65 percent of Americans support stricter gun laws.
The tragedy has prompted people to examine how other countries respond to mass shootings, debate what the right to bear arms means in the context of the Second Amendment, and question what it would take to amend the Constitution. But those are large-scale changes. Fortunately, there’s a lot individuals can do to reduce the chances of another mass shooting, whether in a school or in another public area, like the recent supermarket shooting in Buffalo, New York. If you’re interested in how to help with gun control, keep reading for ways to take action.
How to Help with Gun Control: 12 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Gun Violence
As I stated earlier….these op-eds are from others who feel they need to voice their opinion…..your thoughts will be appreciated.
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13 thoughts on “Gun Debate Op-Ed #7”
Yes, let us all do all the things recommended to control gun violence and then let us sit back and watch as our gun loving, gun bought, gun controlled elected officials ignore it all.
Exactly my point….these things are band-aids that will do little to stop the dying. chuq
I note that one of the ‘things you can do’ isn’t educate oneself the lawful item that you seek to restrict.
Ignorance is indeed bliss….
That education of course, could even begin with the current POTUS leading the way. God knows he’s told some whoppers.
He is NOT alone….everyone concerned is lying through their teeth….to blame Biden alone is disingenuous…..be well my friend…..chuq
I blame Biden (who should know better) for proliferating outright fabrications regarding firearms.
It’s politics….knowing better does not apply. chuq
True that is becoming an American motto. chuq
You have to voluntarily give up your legally held guns to prove your argument. Get the Press and TV companies to follow you to a police station, and surrender your gun live on TV.
You first, chuq.
That’s the only way to make the point, but none of you will ever do it.
Best wishes, Pete.
If it will stop the violence then I will be there and on TV. chuq
Someone must take that first step, chuq.
But cowards deflect. chuq