Opinion: Three reasons the U.S. hasn’t passed more gun regulations; and one reason now might be different.
- May 7, 2021
- David Meyer, sociology, explains in this piece for The Washington Post, May 7, 2021 (Opinion)
David S. Meyer, UCI professor of sociology and political science and Eulalie Laschever write, “Our research tracked gun politics in the United States from 1945 to 2015. With that background, we do not expect Congress to pass new national legislation. Gun regulation advocates tend to mobilize after a high-profile shooting, after which the momentum dissipates. Their opponents in the gun rights movement, anchored by the National Rifle Association, remain strong and active without relying on media attention. Still, some facts suggest next time might be different. … The gun safety coalition is stronger than in the past, and the NRA is weaker. That could make a difference.”
For the full story, please visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/05/07/three-reasons-us-hasnt-passed-more-gun-regulations-one-reason-now-might-be-different/.
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