Hope for Gun Controls

Nel's New Day

Despite the GOP stranglehold on the House, there may be hope for a change in our country’s gun culture. Following is a summary of “9 Reasons Why Progress on Stronger Gun Laws Is Within Reach” from the Center for American Progress. Authors are Arkadi Gerney, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Chelsea Parsons, Associate Director for Crime and Firearms Policy at the Center. As always, the original article has far more information; you may want to refer to it.

The horrible massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton (CT) brought hope for a shift in the country’s laissez-faire approach toward gun ownership. This killing of 28 people appeared to be a tipping point in the United States’ attitude toward violence. Yet discouragement followed the failure of a bipartisan amendment introduced in the Senate by Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). That vote, one month ago…

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