The need for Congress to reduce the number of guns in the hands of citizens is urgent. And yet, although House Democrats passed enhanced background check and red flag bills, these bills failed to become law because Republican senators oppose them and Democratic senators are two votes short of reforming the filibuster.
As far as I can tell, Republicans object to gun control laws because they restrict the freedom of gun owners. They continue to oppose gun safety laws even though 17,424 people have died from gun violence in the U.S. so far this year.
Other nations, with strict gun control laws, have very few gun deaths each year. This is a problem unique to the U.S. It’s time for all of us, Republicans included, to tackle this monstrous failing, correct it, and save lives.
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will they guarantee that the sickos and the criminal will not be able to get weapons???? If not, they are waste their time. it’s not the guns that are the problem, there are sufficient laws on the books now.
We don’t agree, Don. The parallel between number of citizens killed by firearms and the number of firearms in the hands of the population is uniform throughout the world—the more guns, the more killed. How we reduce the number of guns in thew hands of citizens is a major problem. We can start with banning the sale of AR-15s and similar weapons, passing “red flag” laws, illegalizing ghost guns, and limiting the amount of ammunition that a gun owner can have at any one time. Over time, the answer is to ban most—maybe all—guns. Lots of problems with that, I know. But solving them is better than allowing 50,000 people a year to be killed.