I am all heated up over here on Cheeky Street this week about gun violence. Mother Jones recently published some great material providing important background and facts about the current political environment (e.g., powerful Gun Lobby) essentially prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control from addressing gun violence in America as a public health issue. Thus, research about the impact of gun violence on Americans since 2005 is not cohesive and, more alarming, public policies to address the facts are stifled by members of Congress who are financed by wealthy gun advocates. So, stories like the ones in this article continue. And America is paying mightily:
Courtesy of Mother Jones Magazine
Joanie, This was a powerful article that I would not have read but for you including it in your blog. Thank you for sending it my way. The idea that politicians in Arizona are or have voted to legalize sawed off shotguns is incredible. What is worrisome is that could be headed to Kansas.
Glad you enjoyed it! xo