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This @denverpost article fails to mention the progress being made in statehouses: 20 states passed stronger laws in 2018; nine were signed by Republican governors. Congress hasn’t acted, but that’s not typically where this work begins; it’s where it ends. denverpost.com/2019/04/14/col…
The article also presents a false narrative that Americans are divided over the issue of gun safety: they’re not. If we continue our electoral progress (also not mentioned in the article), the days of gun lobbyists writing our gun laws are numbered. apnews.com/99e6a9b480a947…
In addition, the article cites John Lott Jr as though he’s a credible researcher: he’s not and shouldn’t be appearing as a source of knowledge in any credible news outlet. washingtonpost.com/archive/lifest…
The article also doesn’t mention the influencers, CEOs and politicians who are making gun safety a priority in their corporate and policy platforms. Every Democratic presidential candidate is prioritizing gun safety; a sea change in American politics. google.com/amp/s/www.wash…
Finally, if the article’s premise is that background checks haven’t passed Congress so all hope is lost, it should have mentioned that a related bill just passed the US House and 22 states require background checks on all gun sales (up from 14 in 2012). everytownresearch.org/navigator/coun…
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