The gun lobbies like to push the idea that if only you are armed, you'll be safe from the bad guys. That they'll be dissuaded from attacking you simply because they know you have a gun, or that it isn't a "gun free zone." But as I've shown again and again here at New Trajectory blog, the truth is just the opposite, and studies have show it.
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On August 10, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved to tax the sale of firearms and ammunition. The move came as the city is struggling to reduce gun violence as well as the enormous financial burden of gunshot-related trauma treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. From the article: …read more
This Sunday, August 9th, the Oregon Firearms Safety Act (OFSA) requiring background checks for almost all private gun sales will go into effect. Ceasefire Oregon welcomes the new law and looks forward to a reduction in firearms-related crime. …read more
Comedian Amy Schumer and Senator Chuck Schumer have teamed up to fight gun violence. They unveiled legislation that would allows the Justice Department to create rewards and penalties for states that submit or do not submit all records into the background check system. …read more
A little over a week ago, there was a shooting at the premiere of Amy Schumer's new film "Trainwreck." A man who was "opposed to women having a say in anything" committed the shooting; he killed two people and injured nine others. …read more
Requiring permits to purchase a a gun reduces gun violence and prevents homicides, suicides, and shootings of law enforcement officers. Here is an article in the Washington Post about this: …read more
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