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While the federal government has completely reshaped its responses to disasters, we can't really pat ourselves on the back where equality and justice that Reverend King was looking for is concerned. The situation has never been worse in this country where distrust and anger are concerned, and the gap continues to increase between those who have and those who do not.
The situation appears intolerable also where gun control and mental health proposals go unfunded and unapproved. The National Rifle Association (NRA) continues to have a lock hold on our elected officials where even the simplest forms of information sharing are concerned -- registering guns and sales of guns in such a way that federal and state police databases are interlocked to detect those with criminal or mental health histories. Why is this passing bare bones legislation that could trap for lowest hanging fruit so difficult? What do we need to do to be heard?
|The interior cornerstone at the National Academy of Arts and Science.|
Given the flammable nature of public discourse on so many issues these days, especially with presidential politics starting make things worse, I would suggest that we need to find new ways to move the discussion on gun violence forward, to see if it is possible to affect real change on this issue and on the issues involving equality and justice as well.