What Would You Do Wednesday: Sensible Gun Legislation

No, we’re not coming for your guns; get it through your pointy heads. However, something has to be done and should’ve been done long ago.

As Congress works on some ‘bi-partisan’ fix to our current and daily mass shootings, we’re still experiencing rampant gun violence in our country. Currently, guns are now the leading cause of death for children. What do we do?!

What do YOU suggest we do to curb the disturbing number of deaths we have in our country because of gun violence?

This is from the New England Journal of Medicine (May 2022):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated official mortality data that showed 45,222 firearm-related deaths in the United States in 2020 — a new peak. Although previous analyses have shown increases in firearm-related mortality in recent years (2015 to 2019), as compared with the relatively stable rates from earlier years (1999 to 2014), these new data show a sharp 13.5% increase in the crude rate of firearm-related death from 2019 to 2020.1 This change was driven largely by firearm homicides, which saw a 33.4% increase in the crude rate from 2019 to 2020, whereas the crude rate of firearm suicides increased by 1.1%.1 Given that firearm homicides disproportionately affect younger people in the United States,3 these data call for an update to the findings of Cunningham et al. regarding the leading causes of death among U.S. children and adolescents.

What legislation would you like to see Congress enact and President Biden sign into law?

So your task, as the intelligent lot you are, is to discuss some viable and workable proposals we can maybe see become law that will help curb the rapid rise in gun violence and carnage. Something has to give and we have to make some changes.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the subject matter but, please don’t argue for argument’s sake; it’s not productive.

Hope you enjoy- Please understand that this is not a free chat thread; we’ll have one of those tomorrow.

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