“If gun violence feels like it’s become an everyday occurrence, that’s because it is. Every single day, nearly 100 lives are lost because of guns. But every time you hear news of another shooting, remind yourself that this level of gun violence is not normal. No other developed nation experiences this kind of daily heartbreak and horror.
“This is a problem we can solve, but first we need leaders who will fight for solutions. That’s why I’m doing everything I can to elect a new Congress with the courage to pass stronger gun laws. I urge every voter to stand with me. When we vote together, we will save lives.” – Gabrielle Giffords in a statement to the press, 9/20/2018
If it feels like a broken record, that’s because it is…suicide is not “gun violence.” Calling it gun violence is extremely dishonest. We can (and should) have serious conversations about suicide.