AMERICAN GUN ‘CULTURE’ MOST SERIOUS… PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE, INVOLVING… GROSS NEGLIGENCE IN LEGISLATION, WITH YOUNG WHITE MALES COMMITTING MORE MURDERS… DOMESTICALLY, THAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN & IRAQ (01.03.2018)
President Trump’s bipartisan meeting over school safety to look at passing legislation following the Florida mass shooting did clarify it is inexcusable that politicians in all political parties have not passed legislation despite there having been so many mass shootings in the United States.
... young white males are committing more gun murders in the united states than soldiers killed in afghanistan and iraq...
It may well be, there is an understanding in political circles there could be legal challenges over legislation because the absence of some basic legislative safeguards over gun purchases, does on the face of it to very disturbingly appear to amount to more than gross negligence.
There doesn’t seem to be any historical norm of any real in depth consideration of legislating to try and re-balance the right to life with gun ownership.
The laxness over gun ownership through online sales and gun shows which increases the blackmarket is incredible.
What any observer would conclude was really identified in the meeting is that American gun… ‘culture’ has of itself become the most serious… public health issue, with statistical evidence really needing to be properly presented to facilitate political decisions being fact based.
The obvious reason the gun 'culture' is such a serious... public health issue is because of the very real far reaching public health consequences for... victims, their families and whole communities.
It’s always good to see politicians exchange opinions as they did in President Trumps meeting, but what separates responsible decision making in legislation, is that it must have an evidential base.
Unfortunately what still most came across from the majority of politicians at the meeting is their unwillingness to really proceed beyond some legislative window-dressing to accommodate political beliefs, which are inevitably part of such a deeply entrenched gun culture in wider society.
It is just horrific that there are weapons of war on the streets readily available to young males who are most responsible for most shootings that murder more people domestically than the numbers of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Generals in the White House are keeping very quiet.
There is obviously a very serious gun violence problem in the United States that is… spilling out elsewhere because of course all the gun 'lobby' propaganda is all about an ego based image that is not based on the... real world suffering of the victims and their families.
There is clearly so much more everyone on multiple levels needs to learn about gun culture along with improving school designs to make schools more secure to even begin to try and restore public trust in any political process over gun ownership.