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Poll Finds More Americans Value Gun Control Over Gun Ownership
- An NPR poll conducted on the anniversary of the Uvalde, Texas, shooting — the second-deadliest in U.S. history — has found that more Americans favor gun control legislation over gun rights legislation.
- The poll of 1,300 Americans shows the greatest support of pro-gun-control responses in a decade, and reflects growing support for stricter gun control in the face of rising violence.
- Overall, 41% say they or someone they know has experienced gun violence. That being said, the responses were mixed, and reflect a larger lack of cultural consensus on gun control.
- Six in ten respondents say controlling and targeting gun violence is more important than protecting gun rights.
- When hearing about a new mass shooting, 62% of respondents say their first reaction is that the country needs stricter gun laws.
- 18% of Republicans think teachers should carry guns.
How do you feel about the results of the poll?
Should We Ban Assault Weapons? - Assault Weapons Ban of 2023 - S.25
- Introduced: January 1, 2023, by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
- The bill bans the sale, manufacture, transfer, and importation of 205 military-style assault weapons by name.
- It exempts more than 2,200 guns from the ban, which can still be used for hunting, household defense, or recreational purposes.
- It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semi-automatic assault weapon.
- It requires a background check on any future sale, trade, or gifting of an assault weapon banned under the bill.
- It will impose secure storage procedures for grandfathered semi-automatic assault weapons like a trigger lock.
- Anyone in possession of a grandfathered weapon can not keep it in a place where it is accessible to an individual prohibited from possessing the firearm.
Are we doing enough to address gun violence?
Far Right Gunman Kills 8 in Texas Mall
- A gunman opened fire at a mall in Allen, Texas, outside of Dallas on Saturday, May 6, killing at least eight people and injuring seven.
- Authorities reported the police killed the attacker on site. Brian E. Harvey, the chief of police in Allen, said the gunman, 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia, acted alone. Investigators are looking into the shooter's potential links to the far right.
- Garcia wore a clothing patch with the letters "RWDS," which federal authorities say stands for "Right Wing Death Squad." The phrase is popular among right-wing extremists and white supremacists.
- He used an AR-15-style rifle, which GOP House members proposed designating as the National Rifle of America. The bill, introduced in February, wants to acknowledge the place of the AR-15 in American life and make it a national symbol.
- The victims of the Allen shooting are aged five to 61. Three are in critical condition, and four are in stable condition.
- This was the second-deadliest shooting of the year, following the Monterey Park, CA, massacre, which killed 11.
Serbian President Promises Action After Back-To-Back Shootings
- Serbia is consumed with grief and disbelief after two back-to-back shootings in a country that rarely experiences mass gun violence.
- The first shooting took place at Vladisav Ribnikar elementary school in Belgrade on Wednesday, May 3, when the suspect, a thirteen-year-old boy opened fire with pistols he had taken from his father's home. He also came armed with four homemade Molotov cocktails.
- Eight children — seven girls and one boy — and a security guard were killed.
- The police have released more information on the shooting, saying that the suspect, identified as Kosta Kecmanović, had planned the attack in advance and had written a list of children he wanted to kill.
- The second shooting took place in the villages of Mladenovac and Dubona, 37 miles from Belgrade.
- Eight people were killed, and fourteen were injured.
- President Aleksandar Vucic vowed to introduce a raft of new legislation to stem the threat of growing gun violence. He wants to create a moratorium on new gun licenses not intended for hunting and establish enhanced surveillance of shooting ranges.
What can we do as a global community to reduce gun violence?
1 in 5 Adults Have Lost a Family Member to Gun Violence
- New research has found just how much gun violence impacts the nation's mental health, suggesting that the shootings have negative impacts beyond the direct survivors and community, and into the broader population of Americans.
- A recent study from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that gun violence has impacted most families in the U.S. — just over half of all adults have a connection to at least one firearm-related incident. Nearly one in five adults have had a family member killed by a gun or has been personally threatened with a gun, and about one in six has witnessed someone being shot.
- Black adults are around twice as likely as white or Hispanic adults to have a family member killed by a gun or witness a gunshot injury. A third of Black and Hispanic adults worry daily that one of their family members will be a victim of gun violence — nearly three times the share of white adults.
- The survey found that about four in 10 adults, including those with children, live in a household with guns. Of this subgroup, 75% said their firearms are stored in a way that does not reflect standard gun-safety practices.
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Six People Arrested in Alabama Sweet 16 Shooting
- Six people have been charged with reckless murder in connection to the Sweet 16 shooting. Investigators said in court documents that they believe five of those charged were present at the party on April 15 and "discharged firearms into the crowd," killing four people.
- Tyreese "Ty Reik" McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16 were arrested on Tuesday. Wilson LaMar Hill Jr. was arrested Wednesday. Johnny Letron Brown and Willie George Brown Jr. were arrested Thursday.
- Given the death toll of four and the injury count of thirty-two partygoers, more charges are expected to be filed.
- The teen suspects will be tried as adults, according to Fifth Circuit District Attorney Mike Segrest.
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Recent Shootings Bring Light To Controversial ‘Stand Your Ground' Laws
- Stand your ground laws are based on the principle of the “castle doctrine,” which gives individuals the right to use reasonable, even deadly, force to protect themselves against someone on their property.
- Stand your ground laws are an extension of this rule, saying people have the right to stand their ground during an attack and have no duty to retreat. This solidifies the right to kill a person if one believes they pose a grave threat.
- The shootings of Ralph Yarl, a Black teen in Kansas City, and Kaylin Gillis, a young white woman in upstate New York, have dug up scrutiny of the “stand your ground” self-defense laws.
- Both young people were shot for mistakenly appearing at the wrong addresses.
- Investigators of Yarl’s case are considering whether or not 84-year-old Andrew Lester, the man who shot 16-year-old Yarl, was acting in self-defense, which sparked outrage and protests. While the prosecutors announced that Lester was charged with armed assault, the man is still using stand your ground laws to defend himself in court.
- The self-defense law became hotly debated in 2012 when George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a Black 17-year-old walking from his father’s home to a local convenience store. Zimmerman said he felt threatened by the teen, who was unarmed. A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman on account of the stand your ground laws.
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Kansas City Man Charged in Shooting Black Teen, Ralph Yarl
- Last Thursday, 16-year-old Ralph Yarl was shot when he was trying to pick up his two younger twin brothers but got the address wrong in Kansas City, Missouri. Yarl accidentally knocked on 84-year-old Andrew Lester's door, who then shot the Black teen twice — once in the head and once in the arm.
- Yarl's father said his son was released from the hospital Sunday evening. He is expected to make a full recovery.
- The prosecutor, Zachary Thompson, said it was evident that the teen did not "cross the threshold" into Lester's home. The gunshots were fired through a glass door, and there was no indication that "any words were exchanged."
- Lester, who is white, was taken into custody by police and was released without charges on Friday. On Monday, after protests and anger spread throughout the community, Lester was then charged with assault in the first degree, a class-A felony, and could face life in prison. He was also charged with armed criminal action, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
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Alabama Sweet 16 Shooting Kills Four as Gun Violence Consumes the Nation
- Four people were killed and 28 were injured by a gunman who attacked a Sweet 16 party in Dadeville, Alabama on Saturday, April 15. At least 15 of the wounded and three of the deceased are teenagers.
- The shooter is still at large. The Dadeville Police Department said they have "solid leads" but are asking the public to provide any information about the assailant.
- Dadeville, a close-knit community of just 3,000 people, is engulfed in grief and confusion. Two of the victims — Philstavious Dowdell and KeKe Smith — were seniors at Dadeville High School on the brink of graduation and heading off to college. Dowdell was the brother of the 16-year-old celebrating her birthday.
- Local pastor Ben Hayes, who is also the chaplain for the Dadeville Police Department and the Dadeville High School football team, said:
"It's a very close, tight-knit community. Everybody knows everybody. That's why this is so difficult. I knew these kids personally. Most people did."
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Louisville Shooting Gun Will Be Auctioned Off
- Officials say the gun, a legally purchased AR-15-style rifle, used in the fatal shooting in Louisville will most likely be auctioned off to the public.
- Under Kentucky law, confiscated guns, including those used in homicide cases, are returned to state police and then can be purchased at public auctions. All the auctioned-off guns have a warning label: "Deadly weapons like this one caused 146 homicides by a gunshot wound in Louisville in 2022. Fourteen of those deaths were children."
- Mayor Greenberg criticized this law at a news conference after the shooting:
"Under current Kentucky law, the assault rifle that was used to murder five of our neighbors and shoot at rescuing police officers will one day be auctioned off. Think about that. That murder weapon will be back on the streets."
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5 Dead and 6 Injured After Louisville Shooting
- On April 10, a shooting in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, left five people dead and six injured. The Louisville Metro Police Department said the suspected shooter is dead, and there is no longer an active threat in the area.
- The shooting occurred at the Old National Bank Building across from Louisville Slugger Field, a minor league baseball stadium. Earlier that morning, police reported an “active aggressor” in the area and urged people to stay away from the site.
- FBI special agents, officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and state law enforcement are investigating the shooting.
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Three Tennessee Lawmakers Face House Expulsion For Anti-Gun Activism
- Three Tennessee representatives are facing expulsion from the Republican-dominated House after attending gun control protests on the chamber floor following the Covenant School shooting in Nashville.
- Democratic Reps. Gloria Johnson, Justin J. Pearson, and Justin Jones are at risk of being expelled from the General Assembly for their part in the anti-gun protests.
- During the protest, the three reps held up a sign that said “Protect kids, not guns” and used a megaphone to demand stricter gun laws.
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Nashville School Shooting: What We Know and What We Don’t
- Nashville is mourning after the shooting at a private Christian elementary school where three children and three adults were killed.
- The shooter was a former student, Audrey E. Hale, who lived in the area. Hale was shot and killed by the Metro Nashville Police Department on-site.
- The victims are Evelyn Dieckhause, 9; William Kinney, 9; Hallie Scruggs, 9; Mike Hill, 61; Cynthia Peak, 61; and Katherine Koonce, 60.
- Hale arrived at the school with an AR-style rifle, an AR-style pistol, and a handgun, all obtained legally and locally. Sources close to Hale said the 28-year-old was a “quiet” art student who may have been fueled by “resentment” toward the former school, The Covenant School.
- As of late March, the Gun Violence Archive counted 130 mass shootings so far this year in the U.S. Last year, the group counted 647.
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We Must Stand Together To Protect Our Kids
"Guns are way too easy to get. Firearms are the direct enabler of an epidemic of violence that is killing our youth. Everywhere. Gun violence affects everyone—from families in our inner cities to those in our rural communities. And it’s only getting worse.
There have been more than 130 mass shootings in America in 2023. And the number of mass shootings is on the rise--in the last three years, there have been more than 600 mass shootings. That’s almost two a day.
The brutal reality of gun violence is that most of the perpetrators of mass shootings don’t care that they will die in the process. There’s no criminal to prosecute, and children are dead. Children are dead."
- Causes CEO Bart Myers
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Biden Signs Executive Order Strengthening Gun Background Checks
- President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that mandates required background checks for all firearm sales and cracks down on sellers who break the law.
- Biden signed the order in Monterey Park, California, the scene of a mass shooting in January that left eleven people dead.
- “Every few days in the United States, we mourn a new mass shooting," Biden said in the order. "We cannot accept these facts as the enduring reality of life in America. Instead, we must together insist that we have had enough.”
- The president cannot unilaterally enhance the Safer Communities Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation passed by Congress after the Uvalde and Buffalo shootings. However, his order can empower federal agencies to ensure compliance with existing laws.
- Biden has been growing more vocal about his anti-gun stance, saying to Congress:
"Ban assault weapons once and for all.”
Do you support expanding firearm background checks?
Ten Things Banned in American Schools (Hint, Guns Aren't One of Them)
- Book banning has been gaining momentum in the U.S. The majority of these books emphasize transgender, LGBTQ, female, and minority voices. From July 2021 to June 2022, PEN America’s Index of School Book Bans listed 2,532 instances of individual books being banned, affecting 1,648 unique book titles.
- The words "poverty", “dinosaurs,” “birthdays,” and “Halloween” are banned on city-issued tests in New York because they could foster "unpleasant" emotions in children.
- One Pennsylvania school banned UGG boots because students were hiding cell phones in their shoes and using them during class.
- Some schools in Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, and Texas have banned backpacks because of concerns about concealed weapons. One Long Island school has made clear backpacks a requirement for all students.
- In 2009, the New York City Department of Education banned schools from hosting bake sales by prohibiting the sale of "non-approved items".
- School districts in Florida, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Texas have all banned dodgeball, suggesting that it is violent and encourages bullying.
- A California school banned the game of tag because it is too rough.
- A school in Murrieta, California banned dictionaries for a few days after a parent complained about oral sex references.
- Some schools in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts have banned hoodies, citing safety concerns.
- Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs have been banned in American schools because the plastic toys inside might pose a choking concern.
One item not banned in American schools
- Automatic weapons.
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Proposed Bill Would Designate AR-15 the National Gun of the U.S. - H.R.1095
- Introduced to the House by Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL): Feb. 17, 2023
- The AR-15 is a semiautomatic rifle used by hunters, competitors, and "Americans seeking home-defense guns," according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
A May 2022 report found 20 million AR-15 rifles are in circulation in the U.S.
- If the proposal passes the GOP-controlled House and Democratic-controlled Senate, the AR-15 will become a formal national symbol, along with the American flag.
- At a conference at a local gun store in Troy, Alabama, Moore said:
"The anti-Second Amendment group won’t stop until they take away all your firearms. One rule to remember: any government that would take away one right would take away them all."
How do you feel about the AR-15 being a proposed national symbol of America?
California Mourns After Two Mass Shootings
- California had two mass shootings between January 21-23, 2023 — one in Monterey Park that left 11 dead and another in Half Moon Bay that killed seven.
- The suspected gunman, Huu Can Tran, attacked a dance studio this past weekend in Monterey Park, a city just east of Los Angeles. Tran, a 72-year-old, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
- All of the victims were in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. Nine additional people were injured.
- A gunman killed seven people in two locations in Half Moon Bay on Monday. At least one location was a plant nursery, according to the sheriff’s office.
- Suspect Zhao Chunli, age 67, was arrested after being found in his car in a San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office substation parking lot. The sheriff’s office confirmed that there was no continuing threat to the community.
- San Mateo County Supervisor Ray Mueller said in a news conference:
“There were farmworkers affected tonight. There were children on the scene at the incidents. This is a truly heartbreaking tragedy in our community.”
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Virginia Walmart Shooting: 6 People and Shooter Dead
- A mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia on November 22, 2022 has left six dead, and multiple injured, according to police.
- The suspect, a man believed to be the store manager, opened fire in the megastore before turning the gun on himself.
- Walmart said it was "shocked at this tragic event," adding:
"We're praying for those impacted, the community and our associates. We're working closely with law enforcement, and we are focused on supporting our associates."
- Virginia state Senator Louise Lucas (D) said she was "absolutely heartbroken" over "America's latest mass shooting"
Do you believe there's a solution to America's gun violence epidemic?
Gunman in Colorado LGBTQ+ Nightclub Shooting Charged with 305 Counts
- On Nov. 19, five people were killed and 25 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
- The suspect, a 22-year-old man, is in custody and facing five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury, according to court records.
- The five victims who lost their lives at Club Q are Daniel Aston, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh, Derrick Rump, and Raymond Green Vance. Richard M. Fierro, a combat veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan, tackled the gunman and seized his weapon. A drag performer stomped on the gunman with her high heels as other patrons helped hold down the gunman until police arrived.
- Colorado Springs is a conservative city long known for its anti-gay activism. Club Q, which opened in 2002, has been a safe space for LGBTQ+ members, with drag shows, karaoke, and dance parties for those 18 and older.
- LGBTQ+ community members, allies, and activists are urging lawmakers to start actively fighting against the uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and legislation and to start protecting the community.
How can we work together to end hate crimes and gun violence?
The Impact of Texas' Permitless Carry Law
- A recent Texas gun law has allowed handgun owners to carry without training or obtaining permits. Since going into effect, police forces have stated their worries about a newly armed public.
- While soon-to-be 25 states allow permitless concealed carry, Texas is one of the most populous states in the U.S., making the acceptance of permitless handguns a new fact of life for a significant portion of Americans.
- Statewide shooting statistics have yet to be released since the law was enacted, however, law enforcement officers are reporting an increase in the number of guns they encounter.
- In and around Houston, prosecutors are receiving a growing number of cases involving gun brandishing or shootings over parking spots, poor driving, loud music, and personal relations.
- El Paso is seeing a rising number of people legally bringing guns to parties and opening fire. In the town of Eagle Pass, more and more drunken arguments are escalating into shootings.
How do you feel about more states adopting the permitless carry law?
Mass Shooting Injures Six at High School in Oakland, CA
- A mass shooter injured six adults at the King Estate of Rudsdale Newcomer High School in East Oakland on September 28, 2022.
- The six victims include two students, a counselor, a security guard, and two other campus employees, Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said during a press conference. One victim passed away while five were injured.
- In August 2022 a 13-year-old student was shot and injured after a 12-year-old's gun went off accidentally. There were also eight homicides in the weeks leading up to the shooting. Experts believe that Oakland is suffering a wave of violence within an extended gun violence crisis.
- Gun violence was decreasing in Oakland for about eight years after being ranked in the top ten most violent cities in the U.S. for decades.
- The numbers shot back up during the pandemic, and by 2021 the city had experienced its deadliest year since 2006.
The Oakland Police Department announced that more officers will be allocated to combat gun violence around the region. However,
- community activists say that the best way to combat violence is through meeting the community’s needs, not increased police deployment.
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Republicans have given approval to carry a gun almost anywhere any place any time in America except for at a republican rally! If guns are going to be everywhere I want to see guns a republican rally and political events. The Republicans sacrifice the population in order to protect themselves I'm about sick of it.
When our forefathers wrote about gun rights they were using muskets. I see no where in the 2nd amendment that people can have any type of gun they want. Gun rights are way out of control. When I was a teen you could transport a gun if it was cased, separated from amo and carried in a trunk.now people buy guns with out checks and carry concealed. This is crazy and must stop
The fear-mongering on right-wing media is exactly designed to drive gun sales.
"Crime is out of control" equals "buy more guns to defend yourselves." And it's worked.
There are more guns than people in this country, and right-wing people driven by fear are stockpiling weapons.
The gun industry and right-wing media have cause this rise in gun violence, and they're never going to take responsibility for it.
We the People need to fight back by forcing our government to act: reduce the number of guns and increase regulations on firearms.
More children die from gunshot ones in this country in from anything else!
Guns don't kill people Republicans do!!!!
Enough of this! Living in fear is not freedom.
PattiZ accused Democrats of using abortion to control the population in a different thread on here.
Tell me how Republicans aren't using guns to control the population?
Shall we compare the number of people killed by guns to the number of abortions?
Speak about groomers, the NRA are the biggest groomers!
So, 1 in 5 have lost someone to gun violence in what is supposed to be the greatest country in the world. I hear a lot about "freedom" when is comes to gun safety regulations. That is the biggest argument against it. I am old enough to have lived through the age of "air raid" drills in elementary school. We didn't get it. It was just a time when we didn't have to do school work and we got to hang out under our desks (like THAT would have protected us if the situation had become real!) Schools had open campuses then. People let their kids walk to the bus stop, go to school, took them shopping or to the church of their choice and didn't have to worry about getting blown away. Now, kids have fire drills, tornado drills and active shooter drills. How, I ask, is this "freedom"? Living in fear is the opposite of living in freedom.
Hooray for Washington state somebody finally with enough gumption to do some thing about gun violence. When I hear Republican lawmaker say “banning certain weapons is not the solution to gun violence. We must deal with those who are using guns and other weapons to commit violent acts.” It makes me want to do two things, laugh and vomit.
Dealing with people using weapons of war to kill people has not worked for years on end and will not work for years on end what will work is if they don't exist it's a pretty simple equation. A.R. 15s are meant for one thing killing people. That's what they were designed for to kill people. I am so sick of Republican bullshit pandering an absolutely small base which is all they have a left to keep votes. It's clear to see that Republicans have absolutely no interest in making this a better nation or they wouldn't be backing or liars, proven liars and proven And most likely soon to be proven criminals ie Donald Trump.
After all wasn't a company that he runs just found guilty of tax fraud! It's all bullshit the Republican party is not anything but the derogatory party the party against America the part party against American freedoms and Americans“banning certain weapons is not the solution to gun violence. We must deal with those who are using guns and other weapons to commit violent acts.” being allowed to live a safe life.
As sickening as it sounds we have now gotten to the point where more children in this country die from him from gunshot wounds than anything else, let me say that again more children die from gunshot wounds than any thing else. The fact of the matter is guns don't kill people Republicans do!
Do something ANYTHING!
Do something meaningful to Protect Children and others in Texas and all over the U.S.
Ban all Assault Weapons now!
As a responsible gun owner, the govt already knows I have guns, so gun tracking is not a big deal to me.
However the ones that obtain guns illegally are the ones we have to worry about (Hunter Biden and the hate crime against Christians comes to mind). Both individuals should never have been given any guns legally. Something is wrong with that picture!
Yes they are dumb or stupid!
Hey Reps., READ, if you're even educated cornyn, crenshaw, cruz and my State Reps. like abbortt, paxton, holt and others as well. The OLD STYLE SHERIFFS WERE FAR SMARTER THAN YOU!!
'Frontier towns with and without gun legislation were violent places, more violent than family-friendly farming communities and Eastern cities of the time, but those without restrictions tended to have worse violence. “I've never seen any rhetoric from that time period saying that the only thing that's going to reduce violence is more people with guns,” says Winkler. “It seems to be much more of a 20th-century attitude than one associated with the Wild West."'
You need a background check to adopt a Puppy! In some States you can buy/own a gun like buying a dozen eggs--no check, no background check of any kind. Then you can carry the gun with you wherever you go--church, school, wherever. In the "so-called" Wild West there were laws and restrictions when and where you could carry your gun....The Wild West!
After all, the 2nd Amendment says, ..."well-regulated militia...", right? It doesn't say, for your self-defense, does it? How about a "Well-regulated citizenry "?
Every act of gun violence and every child slaughtered in this country by gun shots, which is now become the Number one killer of children in America can be traced back to Republican leaders and the Senate in Congress.
The children are the future of this country but because the GoP and those beholden to the far right and their donors the future generations very future is at risk.
We are inundated by almost daily mass shootings, police shootings gang shootings, drive by shootings and on and on. It's seemingly never ending.
We as a country need to stop the insanity, starting with gun manufacturers and those that say it's their god given right to own AR 15's and other weapons that are for nothing but killing other humans!
PS - God did not give anyone the right to own guns or kill their fellow humans.
Enough already. DO SOMETHING about AR-15's (ban), hi-capacity magazines and bump stocks (ban), enforce background checks (i.e., those w/ mental health issues), and destroy confiscated guns vs putting back on the street. This is a START.
We're tired of being prisoners in our home and want to exercise our right to go out in public, but not at the risk of being killed at a grocery, pharmacy, bank, church or public space. This has to stop. And sending more officers into harm's way is NOT going to curb gun violence, just send more officers to their death. Get real--IT IS THE GUNS, with more accessibility, fewer restrictions.
Republicans are killing Americans at a wholesale rate. With their fear mongering in their total lack of any responsibility for all of the shootings in America today. It's utterly astounding that now more children die by gunfire than anything else. More than car accidents more than disease more than any accident. Children are shot to death in this country at a frightening rate. And what did the Republicans to stir up more fear mongering and do nothing about it. I'm about sick of it. The Republican Party has become the party of bullshit lying.
Lying that leads to the death of our children and the death of our citizens the blood is on their hands. The problem is the stomach from Fox News to Marco Ron DeSantis Rubio to Lindsey Graham to Donald Trump to the Supreme Court etc. Absolutely across the board the Republican Party has failed America it is totally out of touch with America.
As a gun violence survivor, things need to change now. My life has been turned upside down and nothing is being done to prevent more lives from being turned upside down. Do better, protect us.