Here at Truthout, we have taken a deep dive into the issue of gun reform, and know for a stone fact that it isn’t simple.
Some people are wildly passionate about guns and have significant political clout. The issue of institutional racism and police powers must be assessed and addressed. The profit motive behind the slaughter, along with this country’s long legacy of violence at home and abroad, also stand at the core of the dilemma.
No, it’s not simple. It sure as hell isn’t solved by giving guns to teachers (as if they don’t have enough to deal with already), nor is it saccharine talking points written by someone else. These are matters of life and death, and if the president of the United States won’t take it seriously, we will -- but we need your help to do so. More