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Last week, I went to a gun show to find out how easy it is to buy an assault rifle. What I found was terrifying - it took less time to buy a weapon of war than a cup of coffee. #VA10 #NeverAgain #VetsVsTheNRA
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I am fortunate in that I’ve never had family members who have been victims of gun violence. But my community has many. As the former chief federal law enforcement officer in our state, as a veteran, and as a 10th generation New Mexican…
...I've witnessed gun violence in our state and community in all its gruesome horror. It has decimated communities, torn apart families, and ripped a hole through the fabric of our children’s lives. And they are never the same. We know we need to take action.
But we cannot fully address the problem if we don't first understand its full scope. Ending gun violence isn’t just about making it harder for certain people to access weapons. Gun violence has socioeconomic, racial, and gender elements that cannot be ignored.
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