Why Can’t We Control Guns?

Why Can’t We Control Guns?

Gun News

Editor’s note: This column was written and submitted before the mass shooting in the newsroom at The Capital in Annapolis. Did you think that after the Parkland shooting, in which 17 people died, anything would be different? As we now know, nothing has changed. The rhetoric has quieted, the proposed congressional laws have not gone forward, and we, the citizens and children, still suffer. Yes, some states have adopted measures to restrict access to guns and to ban some particularly heinous aspects of guns, like the bump stock. But, in reality, the National Rifle Association controls both the Republican majority in Congress and the president to prevent any progress in the sale and restriction of semi-automatic weapons, background checks on all weapons sales, the sale and distribution of bump stocks and many other measures that would make it safer for our children to go to school or for citizens to assemble or walk the streets. Since the February school shooting in Parkland, there have been several events. In May, the NRA held its annual meeting in Dallas. President Trump was the featured speaker and defended the NRA’s position and gun rights, but declined to speak about the kids and teachers killed in Parkland. Also in May, we saw another mass school shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, in which 10 people were murdered. They were victims of policies set in place by the president and the NRA in Texas, but “thoughts and prayers” wouldn’t have saved […]

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Why Can’t We Control Guns?

Why Can’t We Control Guns?

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Editor’s note: This column was written and submitted before the mass shooting in the newsroom at The Capital in Annapolis. Did you think that after the Parkland shooting, in which 17 people died, anything would be different? As we now know, nothing has changed. The rhetoric has quieted, the proposed congressional laws have not gone forward, and we, the citizens and children, still suffer. Yes, some states have adopted measures to restrict access to guns and to ban some particularly heinous aspects of guns, like the bump stock. But, in reality, the National Rifle Association controls both the Republican majority in Congress and the president to prevent any progress in the sale and restriction of semi-automatic weapons, background checks on all weapons sales, the sale and distribution of bump stocks and many other measures that would make it safer for our children to go to school or for citizens to assemble or walk the streets. Since the February school shooting in Parkland, there have been several events. In May, the NRA held its annual meeting in Dallas. President Trump was the featured speaker and defended the NRA’s position and gun rights, but declined to speak about the kids and teachers killed in Parkland. Also in May, we saw another mass school shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, in which 10 people were murdered. They were victims of policies set in place by the president and the NRA in Texas, but “thoughts and prayers” wouldn’t have saved […]

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Why Can’t We Control Guns?

Why Can’t We Control Guns?

Gun News

Editor’s note: This column was written and submitted before the mass shooting in the newsroom at The Capital in Annapolis. Did you think that after the Parkland shooting, in which 17 people died, anything would be different? As we now know, nothing has changed. The rhetoric has quieted, the proposed congressional laws have not gone forward, and we, the citizens and children, still suffer. Yes, some states have adopted measures to restrict access to guns and to ban some particularly heinous aspects of guns, like the bump stock. But, in reality, the National Rifle Association controls both the Republican majority in Congress and the president to prevent any progress in the sale and restriction of semi-automatic weapons, background checks on all weapons sales, the sale and distribution of bump stocks and many other measures that would make it safer for our children to go to school or for citizens to assemble or walk the streets. Since the February school shooting in Parkland, there have been several events. In May, the NRA held its annual meeting in Dallas. President Trump was the featured speaker and defended the NRA’s position and gun rights, but declined to speak about the kids and teachers killed in Parkland. Also in May, we saw another mass school shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, in which 10 people were murdered. They were victims of policies set in place by the president and the NRA in Texas, but “thoughts and prayers” wouldn’t have saved […]

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