Week in Review

TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION IGNORES AMERICA’S GUN VIOLENCE CRISIS

On Monday, Gabby Giffords took to Twitter, calling on President Trump to acknowledge America’s gun violence epidemic in his State of the Union Address. In her thread, Gabby illustrated how gun violence is impacting the nation, pointed to solutions that will save lives, and challenged the president to tell us how he will address this crisis.

While he began his remarks on Tuesday night by mentioning mass shootings, for the remaining 75 minutes Trump failed to detail even one policy solution to address America’s gun violence crisis. The gun violence prevention movement took note – and demanded that he start taking responsibility for enacting solutions.

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After his speech, the NRA tweeted a congratulatory message at President Trump, and called on him to pass concealed carry reciprocity. In her statement, Gabby Giffords pointed out that President Trump called on Congress to show our law enforcement officers “total and unwavering support.” Giffords said Trump should practice what he preaches by listening to every major law enforcement organization and rejecting policy that mandates concealed carry reciprocity.

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  • National Center for Biotechnology Information | Gun Shows Increase Local Firearm InjuriesGun shows in Nevada were associated with more firearm related violence in nearby California. In contrast, potentially due to stricter gun laws in California, gun shows there did not correlate with increased gun violence locally.

  • Center for American Progress | Beyond Our BordersHow weak U.S. gun laws contribute to violent crime abroad.

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