While curating news during the first couple of weeks here at The Gun Violence Reporter, opinion pieces kept popping up — published by local news organizations — but there was no place to put them under the site’s existing categories.
Starting now, you can find them under the new Opinions tab at the top of the home page.
Here are some quotes from the kickoff collection:
"Should another national tragedy involving guns unfold that stirs the public to demand tougher gun laws, reformers want to have a number of House-approved bills queued up in the Senate, ready for a quick vote. And by passing important gun bills, the House is setting the stage for a national debate about gun violence in the 2020 elections." - Published by the Chicago Sun-Times
"While we support the public's right to gun ownership, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show gun-related deaths - in the form of suicides and homicides - are on the rise for the first time in a decade, and allowing still-maturing teenagers to carry concealed weapons in city limits will not make anyone safer." - Published by the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Idaho
"Gun violence is a multi-faceted problem, and there is no one-size-fits-all legislation that can solve it. But the foundation of an effective gun violence prevention policy is requiring criminal background checks on all gun sales, a measure supported by 85 percent of Americans." - Published in The Houston Chronicle
The Parkland youth organized huge national protests that spawned thousands of local protests and walkout at high schools around the nation ... And guess what? The youth won. Not completely. There is still much to be done to curb gun violence in the United States, but this time young people showed us the way." - Published at Wicked Local Concord, Massachusetts
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