Need help articulating a convincing argument for gun safety laws, backed by credible data? Check out the column published today by the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. With supporting graphics by Bill Marsh (and a dramatic illustration by Edel Rodriguez), Kristof, as usual, doesn’t criticize, preach or pontificate. Instead, the spells out what’s not working now – for liberals or conservatives – and how, using automobile safety as a guide, much can be done to significantly reduce firearms deaths in the U.S.
Sounds so simple, doesn’t it?
Like you, I am heartsick over the church shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas. And the New York City truck deaths. The Las Vegan massacre. San Bernadino. Newtown — shouldn’t that have been enough? What is wrong with us? Where is the political courage and common sense?
Putting more guns in more people’s hands is most assuredly not the way to decrease deaths. Assault weapons, semi-automatic guns, were not on the radar of our Founding Fathers when they created the Second Amendment.
Read, save and share the Kristof piece. And if you’re inspired to act, visit giffords.org and support former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’s PAC and advocacy organization promoting sensible gun legislation.