Overwhelmingly, the American people want to reduce gun violence. Smart people urge Congress and state/local governments to pass specific legislation banning assault weapons, requiring background checks, preventing dangerous people from owning guns, and so forth. All of those are good ideas and necessary.
But nearly all people who want to reduce gun violence OVERLOOK “THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM” that persistently REINFORCES AND PROMOTES gun violence: THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S FOREIGN POLICY AND BUDGET AGGRESSIVELY PROMOTE SHOOTING (and bombing) in THE MISTAKEN ASSUMPTION THAT VIOLENCE SOLVES PROBLEMS.
The government SETS A BAD EXAMPLE that ordinary Americans follow when they shoot people in a vain attempt to solve their problems.
WE MUST CHANGE U.S. foreign policy to TRULY PROMOTE PEACE INSTEAD OF MILITARY VIOLENCE!
Just like we must DE-FUND THE POLICE and use the savings to fund programs that would really reduce crime, we must DE-FUND THE PENTAGON and fund programs that would really reduce gun violence.
Massachusetts Peace Action (www.passpeaceaction.org) is a very savvy organization that works for peace. I agree with an article they posted in June 2022 that reinforces my thinking. See their article here: