America’s gun problem, explained

America's gun problem, explained

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author on behalf of our content partner and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft The public and research support gun control. Here’s how it could help — and why it doesn’t pass. On Sunday, it happened again: another mass shooting in America. This time, a gunman killed at least four people in the Jacksonville Landing area. Already, the mass shooting has given rise to new calls for gun control laws. “We don’t want your thoughts & prayers,” the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence tweeted. “We want you voted out of office for your negligence and apathy toward American gun violence.” But if this plays out like the aftermath of past mass shootings, from Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 to Las Vegas in 2017, the chances of Congress taking major action on guns is very low. This has become an American routine: After every mass shooting, the debate over guns and gun violence starts up once again. Maybe some bills get introduced. Critics respond with concerns that the government is trying to take away their guns. The debate stalls. So even as America continues experiencing levels of gun violence unrivaled in the rest of the developed world, nothing happens — no laws are passed by Congress, nothing significant is done to try to prevent the next horror. So why is it that for all the outrage and mourning with every mass shooting, nothing seems […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.