#MacroSW 10/12/17: Enacting Sensible Gun Laws

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By Rachel L. West

Between 2009 and 2016 there were 156 mass shootings. Every day 315 people in the United States are shot. 93 of them will die from their injuries and 222 will survive but with their lives forever altered (Brady Campaign, 2016).

So far in 2017 the gun lobby has spent $5,763,666 lobbying for gun rights (Open Secrets, 2017). This includes pushing for a Federal Canceled Carry law that would allow a licensed gun owner to carry a concealed handgun across state lines; including into a school zones.

The October 12th #MacroSW Chat will focus on actions that can be taken to pass sensible gun laws. Rachel L. West (@poliSW) will host the chat. The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST.


Q1: Do you know where you elected representatives stand on gun control?

Q2: What current gun legislation in your state are you aware of? Please include the state and the bill number if you can.

Q3: How can we organize at the local level around getting sensible gun legislation passed? Tactics & tools.


The Brady Campaign

Moms Demand


HR 38

HR 367


Brady Campaign (2017). Key Gun Violence Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.bradycampaign.org/key-gun-violence-statistics

Open Secrets. (2017). [Graph Illustration]. Industry Profile: Summary, 2017. Retrieved from https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/indusclient.php?id=Q13


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