4 Ways to Stop Gun Violence

Four or more ways, none of them even considered by congress.

We should be ashamed of gun violence

His “biggest frustration” as president, Obama said, has been that “this society has not been willing to take some basic steps” to keep guns away from people who “can do just unbelievable damage.”

http://www.freep.com/article/20140611/NEWS07/306110053/Obama-national-gun-violence

MCT information services

http://www.mcclatchy.com/2006/06/09/354/daily.html

United States is “off the charts,” but that passing legislation through Congress to restrict who purchases guns is “not even possible.”

“The U.S. does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It’s not the only country that has psychosis and yet we kill each other in these mass shootings.”

I left the president’s name out of the quotes just to get the readers!

http://hosted2.ap.org/RIPRJ/94df6789960948c2869c5b6429e1fe7d/Article_2014-06-10/id-37a5b6a41c44fbd52f25e6735e82e1d2

4 Ways to Stop Gun Violence

Ban large capacity ammunition magazines.

Require a background check every time a firearm is sold.

Give ATF the resources it needs.

Improve access to funding and data for researchers.

This list could go on, as the gaps in federal firearms laws are as many as they are glaring.

How about background checks on ammunition as to how often it is being bought per person?

Still, there’s reason to think that successfully reducing gun violence through the adoption of common sense gun policy is possible, and the evidence lies not at the federal level, but among the states.

While too many states have done nothing to combat gun violence, state and local governments in California and New York, among others, continue to adopt innovative laws to protect public safety.

Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV) found that many of the states with the strongest gun laws also have the lowest gun death rates, while many states with the weakest gun laws have the highest gun death rates.

One conclusion seems inescapable. As the LCAV publication’s title puts it, Gun Laws Matter. With this knowledge, we’ll all be empowered to work toward a better, less violent future.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/4-ways-to-stop-gun-violence

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