Source: Yes Magazine
The nation is grieving after yet another fatal mass shooting. Aren’t there ways to curb this ongoing national tragedy?
The mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school has once again turned the public spotlight on the epidemic of gun violence in America. Gun violence takes the lives of 30,000 Americans each year, and injures an additional 70,000, but victims’ families and friends, and, indeed, all of us are touched by this ongoing national tragedy.
Massacres like the one in Connecticut and daily shootings around the country compel many to ask, “Can’t we do something about gun violence in America?” The answer, of course, is yes—beginning with changing the weak federal laws that allow almost anyone access to a wide variety of deadly weapons.