Fewer guns will fix school shootings problem

Fewer guns will fix school shootings problem

In a time of tragedy, Republicans ignore pleas for meaningful gun control from survivors and relatives of victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.

However, this shooting has been different. That really got old, as it was an obvious way of avoiding the issue. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) assault weapons ban provision; wanted to do something on mental health, raise the age to purchase firearms to 21 from 18, and was open to confiscating guns from people without due process. The company's C.E.O., Edward Stack, told the Times, "We love these kids and their rallying cry 'Enough is enough.' It got to us".

The NRA and other "conservative" opponents always claim controlling guns is the first step to overthrowing democracy and imposing a dictatorship.

The president has a responsibility to all of us.

On Friday, after a meeting with NRA officials, the White House emphasized that Trump was committed to defending the Second Amendment.

But his remarks matter, anyway. According to the Supreme Court's opinion in Heller, the 2nd Amendment only guarantees the right of a person to possess guns that are commonly used by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes.

Today, the NRA is even more powerful than ever. That's what their opponents have done.

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The NRA is described as a nonprofit organization. Their opponents were "un-American", "tyrannical", "Communist", and "élitist". When everyone lives in glass houses, sometimes it takes a teenager with "no specialized knowledge" to throw the first stone.

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Since the Parkland shooting, at least 15 companies have announced they were ending partnerships with the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The N.R.A.'s advantage isn't only its ability to donate to candidates or to pay for expensive lobbyists and ads, though that is formidable.

Until some members of Congress begin to lose their seats for opposing or refusing to act on common-sense gun-control legislation nothing will be done. It spent more than thirty million dollars supporting Trump's campaign.

"Second, the organization's overall image could benefit from a total rebrand". Many people within the larger Gun Safety Movement have proposed "common sense" solutions.

The firm, which manages close to $6 trillion (£4.3 trillion) in assets, said on Friday the attack had "driven home the awful toll from gun violence in America". Attributing our gun problem to the Second Amendment has some validity, but fails to account for how our country has grown as a gun-owning population. That is almost enough guns for every man, woman and child in the country. Gun owners are far more likely to live in rural areas. The NRA, as well as those in the Virginia legislature who block gun reforms, count on helplessness. The retailer stopped selling assault-style rifles in 2015. The president seemed keen on throwing the NRA, gun owners, and Second Amendment supporters under the bus, while giving pro-gun control Democrats everything they wanted short of a total ban on firearms.

This has created a massive reaction from younger Americans who feel the latest mass killing at a high school in Florida did irreparable damage to ambitions to calm an nearly out-of-control gun culture.

Paradoxically, demand for guns fell when Donald Trump was elected and the threat of restrictions receded.

The Parkland students have called for a national March for Our Lives on March 24, in Washington, D.C., with sister marches around the country. The senators and representatives took turns laying out their policy prescriptions while heaping praise on Trump, who took credit in advance for what he said would be a "beautiful" bill that would pass the Senate with so many votes over the required 60 that it would be "unbelievable".