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Sunday, August 04, 2019

Only Voters can Stop Gun Violence

by Calculated Risk on 8/04/2019 01:31:00 PM

I've written about gun violence several times. For example, back in 2015, I wrote:

And we also hear "nothing can be done" about the ongoing mass shooting in the U.S., even though most Americans support stricter background checks, longer waiting periods, and restricting certain types of weapons.
And that was written before the Las Vegas massacre, Parkland Florida attack, and the very recent mass shooting in Dayton, El Paso, and at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy (that was just a week ago) and many many more.

We can debate policy forever, but we need politicians in the White House, Senate and House who will support gun control.    This is something almost all Americans support, so make it a voting litmus test - only vote for candidates that support gun control legislation.  Something can be done, and it starts with the voters.