The Gun Reform Discussion Post March 24th
While there were other points I heard during the event, these two resonated with me the most… in the end, it’s points like these that make it much easier to understand why thousands gathered across the nation this past weekend. This call for change didn’t seem to be about getting rid of our second amendment for most attendees – at least, those I talked to seemed to understand that’s not a viable option. But many have become fed-up with the seemingly increasing trends of various gun violence seen around our country… not to mention how intolerable it is as it creeps into our children’s schools more and more. In my opinion “we” as a country need to have a serious discussion without the banter and childish rhetoric in order to figure out a plausible solution that can be tolerated by everyone.
- Gunpolicy.org, “Global Impact of Gun Violence,” www.gunpolicy.org, 2013
- Small Arms Survey, “Small Arms Survey 2007,” www.smallarmssurvey.org, 2007
- Lisa Hepburn and David Hemenway, “Firearm Availability and Homicide: A Review of the Literature,” Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, 2004
- Mark Follman and Gavin Aronsen, “‘A Killing Machine’: Half of All Mass Shooters Used High-Capacity Magazines,” www.motherjones.com, Jan. 30, 2013
- Everytown for Gun Safety, “Analysis of Recent Mass Shootings,” www.everytown.org, July 2014
- Ali Winston, “High-Capacity Magazines Flood Oakland,” www.eastbayexpress.com, Jan. 16, 2013
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