At this rate of mass shootings, the United States doesn’t have the luxury of waiting for a lull in the gunfire to talk about gun control.
Advocates and lawmakers say it’s imperative to untangle the issue of mental illness from mass shootings and address the real problem: access to guns.
Mayors Toni Harp, Luke Bronin, Joe Ganim and others want the U.S. Senate to reconvene and pass gun buyer background check bills.
The fatal shootings of 26 worshippers Sunday at a church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., are a price many Americans are willing to pay before accepting limits on their ability to purchase and own firearms, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday.
It’s a select club of unhappy conscripts, and membership comes with responsibilities. It meant reaching out to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after the massacre of 26 children and educators at Sandy Hook nearly five years ago. On Monday, it was Malloy’s turn. He called the mayor of Las Vegas and governor of Nevada to offer condolences and assistance.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered flags lowered to half-staff Sunday as Connecticut joined President Obama and the nation in mourning the murders of 50 people in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, an act of terror and the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Some Democrats quickly called for Congress to strengthen measures aimed at preventing gun violence.