With the appalling massacre at Sutherland Springs coming so soon after the attack in Las Vegas, thoughtful people are once again scrambling to understand how Congress is unable to take action to control gun ownership. How do we break the NRA control over Republican legislators?
Here are some suggestions:
A. Inform yourself. Watch this four minute video from PBS Newshour.
B. Understand where we stand internationally.
For me the most notable quote in this article is ‘American crime is simply more lethal. A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner, for instance, but the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to be killed in the process.’
C. Understand where we stand in NC vs other states.
* Giffords.org is the new name for Gabby Giffords’ organization (formerly Americans for Responsible Solutions.) They are working hard to bring about gun control.
* The Brady Campaign works at the state and national level to achieve greater gun control.
* Moms Demand Action (part of Everytown for Gun Safety.) A grassroots campaign with a very active group in NC and the Triangle. They are seeking common sense gun reforms.
All of these groups are seeing a surge in interest after recent and more frequent atrocities. Is this your cause? You could make the difference with your new energy. Help make our state a safer place to live.