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On gun control, America can’t wait for Congress

While Congress has failed to act swiftly in response to recent mass shootings, some state level responses to address gun violence underscore why America can't wait.

Authors

  • Chelsea Parsons

If one thing has become clear in the wake of the most recent string of mass shootings we as a nation have experienced this year — beginning with Charleston, through Chattanooga and Lafayette, and, most recently, in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino — the American people are tired of waiting for action.

Every day, gun violence takes 90 American lives. We simply do not have the luxury of waiting while Congress continues to debate these issues and the National Rifle Association throws up every conceivable roadblock to thwart common sense, lifesaving gun laws that have the support of the vast majority of Americans.

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Authors

Chelsea Parsons

Vice President, Gun Violence Prevention

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