Mass Shootings

Framework on 'Gun Violence' is a political narrative. Let's stick with solving the real problem.

from The Gray Area:
It was announced today that Senators reach a framework for legislation addressing 'Gun Violence'. That was the description by right & left leaning media. Everybody accepts to political narrative, and that is part of the problem. As you will see below, this 'framework' includes the following items:
  • mental health
  • school security
  • red flag funding
  • juvenile records in background checks
this is a 'framework' to stop mass shootings, particularly by young men with known problems. This is not about 'gun violence'. There is no such issue as 'gun violence'. The issue here is school & other mass shootings and the country has grown tired of them. Lets ditch the political narratives, designed only for promoting a Democrat political agenda to eliminate guns, and focus on the real issue. While this 'framework' has the appropriate focus for the most part, with school security, mental health, and juvenile records, the devil will be in the details here as activists will want tough language on gun control which will have no impact on the real issue.
from The Wall Street Journal,
Bipartisan agreement focuses on mental health, school security, red-flag funding, juvenile records Democratic and Republican senators announced an agreement on a legislative framework aimed at reducing mass shootings in America by keeping guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous individuals. The bipartisan group of senators said on Sunday that they were working to write legislation that would give more funding to mental-health programs and school security, as well as provide incentives for states to implement and maintain red-flag laws and include juvenile records in background checks for people buying guns who are under 21 years of age. “Our plan saves lives while also protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. We look forward to earning broad, bipartisan support and passing our commonsense proposal into law,” said a statement released by the group, which is led by Sens. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.) and John Cornyn (R., Texas) as well as Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) and Thom Tillis (R., N.C.). In a crucial sign of support, 10 Republicans signed on to the agreement. The Republicans who signed on to the framework were:
  • John Cornyn of Texas,
  • Thom Tillis of NC,
  • Roy Blunt of Missouri,
  • Richard Burr of NC,
  • Bill Cassidy of Louisiana,
  • Susan Collins of Maine,
  • Lindsey Graham of South Carolina,
  • Rob Portman of Ohio,
  • Mitt Romney of Utah,
  • Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Hurdles remain to final legislative text, including how much to spend on the programs. Lawmakers have ruled out raising the age to buy assault-style weapons, such as AR-15s, to 21 years old from 18. Democrats and some Republicans had indicated support for such a measure, but it lacked broader GOP backing. There was also little GOP appetite for banning such weapons altogether, which President Biden had called for. A GOP aide involved in the negotiations said this is “agreement on principles, not legislative text,” and that the firearms-related provisions will be closely scrutinized by Republicans. More From The Wall Street Journal (subscription required):

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