Gun violence is a public health crisis, but at the federal level we are neither doing enough to prevent it nor to mitigate its impacts. We have seen the mass shootings that have claimed the lives of shoppers, salon workers, and pedestrians so far this year. However, what causes deeper concern is how prevalent and pervasive gun violence is in the daily lives of our community members.
To the Editor:
In "Making Background Checks Work" (Op-Ed, Feb. 13), John R. Lott Jr. desperately tries to push one of the gun lobby's favorite narratives: that background checks are bad for public safety.
The main pillar of Mr. Lott's argument is that our underfunded, underresourced and broken background check system prevents "good guys" from getting guns.
Letter to the editor
President Donald Trump's recent column attacking "Medicare for All" is laughable and riddled with "alternative facts."
Here are the real facts: Since taking office, Trump has done everything in his power to strip health care from millions of hardworking American families and seniors.
This weekend, we celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, stepmothers and all the women who love and nurture us.
There will be brunches and mimosas, cards and flowers, backyard BBQs and fancy dinners. It might just be a quick call saying, "Hey mom, I love you." Each family will be celebrating their moms in their own special way.