Why Won’t Government Treat Gun Violence as a Public Health Problem?

  • Imagine lawmakers allowing lead to remain in gasoline because of the oil and gas lobby.
  • Imagine them allowing secondhand smoke in public places because of the tobacco lobby.
  • Imagine lawmakers allowing unvetted people to train in the US as pilots because of the flight school lobby. Imagine them allowing people to board planes with box cutters because of the hand tool lobby.

Pretty ridiculous except that’s exactly why we have the parade of bloody AR-15 massacres–the gun lobby.

Why don’t the pols who consistently defeat assault weapon bans, improved background checks, ammunition control and laws against gun trafficking, crooked dealers and straw buyers, tell their constituents the truth–hey, we’re sorry some of you are getting killed out there but we are afraid of the NRA.  More…