Contrary to the view that nothing changes, state legislatures consider 15% more firearm bills the year after a mass shooting. Deadlier shootings – which receive more media attention – have larger effects.
Instead of buying more guns to create the illusion of home security, let’s direct our dollars instead toward organizations that are implementing research-based, strategic violence intervention programs.
Underlying any efforts must be legislative measures, such as universal criminal background checks and red flag laws — thus the importance of the vote.
The request —$20 million in this year’s supplemental budget — would be distributed to small organizations that work to respond to the impacts of gun violence and to de-escalate confrontations that can lead to gunfire.
The success of the city’s group violence intervention strategy has prompted Mayor Jacob Frey to propose growing the program so that it can address gang violence in south Minneapolis.
If you want to end mass shootings, you must support getting weapons capable of committing mass murder out of our homes and out of our communities.
The organizations urge public officials to implement a number of steps to reduce gun violence, including background checks for all firearm purchases and the elimination of “physician gag laws.”
“As someone who served 24 years in the military, I’m very familiar with these weapons. … I’ll tell you what I learned by that — and that is the damn things don’t belong on the streets of our country,” said Walz, flanked by a backdrop of Minnesota lawmakers and leaders.
“There’s absolutely no causal evidence that violent video game play leads to aggression in the real world,” said Andrew Przbylski, one of the authors of an Oxford University study.
The risk of being murdered in a domestic dispute rises for both men and women living in a home with a gun, but women are particularly at risk, the study reports.
Earlier this month the NRA admonished doctors to “stay in their lane” when it comes to issues regarding guns and gun violence.
“My head’s still not right,” said one paramedic who responded to the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago. He and some other responders say their departments haven’t given them the help they need.
Let’s be clear: Assault rifles are not used for hunting. Assault rifles are not used for protection. Assault rifles are designed for the military.
It is not about partisan politics. It isn’t just about stopping the next mass shooting. It is about everyday action to save the lives of the people we love.
These kids immediately grasped their moral authority, their massive megaphone and their outsized footprint in history.
What both mega and small places of worship have in common is entry and exit points that can be controlled and staff and volunteers who can be trained.
On an average day, 27 people die by gunshot homicide in the United States.
Almost 60 percent of U.S. households with guns do not keep them locked up — even though most unintentional shootings of children happen at home.
Another 5,790 are treated each year for gunshot-related injuries, wounds that leave many of the children disabled for life.
When measured by the number of research papers published, gun violence is the least researched major cause of death in the U.S.