The Only Policy Option Left On Guns Is To Elect More Democrats
Eugene Robinson, "This is a Republican party problem right now, and so until the Republican Party changes, the solution is going to be to elect Democrats who will actually get something done.”
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The Majority Of Americans Want Action On Gun Safety
The American people have overwhelmingly supported gun safety legislation for more than a decade. The statistics are very well known. Over 90% of the nation supports universal background checks, including majorities of Republicans and Democrats. Red flag laws, gun storage laws, and 74% of Americans including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents support raising the minimum age to 21 nationwide to buy a gun.
Yet, it took decades to get an incremental gun safety bill through Congress and signed by the president.
The United States is averaging nearly two mass shootings a day in 2023. Monday’s mass school shooting in Nashville was at the time the 129th of the year.
The Republican response to three adults and three children being killed at a Christian school in Tennessee was to blame mental health and to call for increased security at schools. While mental health and the woeful mental healthcare system in the country play a role, the easy availability of weapons of war to mass shooters is making it easier for those who want to kill many people as quickly as possible to achieve their goal.
The American people have spent years demanding change, but their pleas have fallen on Republican deaf ears.
Meaningful inaction on gun safety legislation is not a bipartisan problem. It is a Republican problem, and we will discuss below what can be done about it.
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