Fresh ammo vs. Big Gun: Applaud the coalition of clergy, cities and community groups that’s trying to leverage buying power to save lives

Fresh ammo vs. Big Gun: Applaud the coalition of clergy, cities and community groups that’s trying to leverage buying power to save lives

Cops released an image via TwitterThe NYPD released an image via Twitter of the slew of guns they said were found on the party bus in Brooklyn. of the slew of guns they said were found on the party bus in Brooklyn. (NYPD) With Congress getting past the immediate aftermath of a burst of mass shootings to resume its regular thumb-twiddling and the Supreme Court taking up a scary challenge to New York’s strict firearm safety laws, these might feel like depressing days for those who care about bringing some sanity to a nation where easy access to guns and ammo yields nearly 40,000 dead bodies every year. Actually, there’s a heartening development beneath the radar: Law enforcement leaders are telling the industry to change its ways. And rather than making speeches at podiums, they’re delivering the message in a manner that’s likelier to be heard — with money, by telling manufacturers to shape up or risk losing business. We’re not talking about a gun sale here and a gun sale there, but about thousands of purchases by men and women in uniform. That’s a lot of leverage. A group called the Gun Safety Consortium , launched by civic leaders and clergy connected with the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, brings together officials from 28 cities and counties in 10 states to put pressure on the industry to develop better products for gun owners to secure their firearms. In case you dismiss that as an around-the-edges issue, realize that between […]

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