Reducing Gun Violence in America: The Second Amendment, Gun Control, and the Development of a National Strategy
Rorai, Patrick J.
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In the past several years tragic cases of gun violence have been all too familiar. From Littleton, Colorado to Conyers, Georgia, thirteen incidents since October 1, 1997 left 50 innocent people dead and nearly 120 injured. All of these tragedies had a commonality: the use of firearms. Americans are being killed and injured not on the battlefield during war, but on the playgrounds and libraries of our schools, in our government buildings in our places of worship and even on our own campus. Gun violence represents a major threat to the health and safety of all Americans. The statistics alone suggest that gun violence in this country is a complex plague spreading throughout our communities.