While states across the country pass new “campus carry” laws, students and their families deserve access to information on colleges’ policies related to firearms. Therefore:
…After having initially rejected protesters’ demands, the city abruptly changed course and agreed to require the police, beginning last month, to obtain written consent to search vehicles in cases where they do not have probable cause. The consent forms, in English and Spanish, tell drivers they do not have to allow the searches.
Gun-trace data is essential to unlock the DNA of the epidemic of illegal guns in our cities. There is no better way to stop the illicit trafficking in weapons than to make those who manufacture, buy and sell weapons more accountable and those transactions more transparent. How?
Here’s an idea.
Let’s revamp this notion of gun control. Let’s make America a safer place by making it much more difficult for criminals to get guns – not the law abiding.
Not a new idea?
On the one-year anniversary of Newtown, and approaching the fifteenth year after my father was murdered with a handgun in Chicago, I felt something I hadn’t felt for a long time regarding gun violence in America: optimism.