No, if 115,000 shooting incidents every year isn’t enough, if we can stand by and watch parents of children gunned down in kindergarten vilified and the catastrophe spun as a fake-new conspiracy, if we can’t even agree to license guns like we do cars and periodically make sure owners aren’t severely mentally ill, then this is nowhere near enough
More than 80 percent of Americans want legislation that prevent those deemed mentally unstable, troublesome to police or accused of violent misdemeanors from having access to weapons
First, we must compel our elected officials to review and decide gun legislation on its merits and not under the crushing political weight of the NRA and other gun-industry lobbies. Their decisions must be in our interest, not that of the NRA and the gun industry
I’m sick of seeing these bullies dare America to stop them from toting weapons meant to stop military armadas to Walmart in case some other gun-freak loses it in the express lane
“My effort is going to be working upstream to prevent young kids from entering into the criminal justice system, making sure we have access to quality early childhood education, we have quality schools,”said Fields, a Democrat moving to the state Senate in January after four terms in the state House. “My effort is going to be up front, before someone does something really desperate or violent with a gun.”
“It is an incredible honor to have been invited and asked to participate on this panel with leaders from across the country to discuss how we can continue to move forward on gun violence prevention and saving lives.”
Brandon Karr and Rojelio Heredia, who are being held without bail, are facing several charges, including first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.