From yesterday's Wisconsin State Journal
Just the facts
Dear Ron "Pants on Fire" Tusler,
Donald Trump was elected in November 2016. All of the above mass shootings are on his watch.
How Gun Control Groups Are Catching Up to the N.R.A. (The New York Times, 8/4/2019)
The gun lobby has structural advantages and a Senate aligned with its stance. But activists have increased financing and grass-roots energy as they pursue their cause.Gun violence as a public health issue. (Science-Based Medicine, 2/21/2018)
Those countries all also enjoy low rates of gun violence, but the U.S. has the 31st highest rate in the world: 3.85 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 people in 2016. That was eight times as high as the rate in Canada, which had 0.48 deaths per 100,000 people — and 27 times higher than the one in Denmark, which had 0.14 deaths per 100,000.
The countries with a higher rate of gun deaths tend to be war torn, or failed states with powerful criminal organizations. In 2016 in the US there were 15,592 deaths involving guns (not including suicides, which average around 22,000), including 346 mass shootings, 732 children, and 3,234 teens.
GET ME REWRITE: In show of partisan theatrics and GOP campaign-trail rhetoric, Mitch McConnell makes no mention of guns in statement on latest mass shootings, uses code words to indicate gun control remains off the table. (8/6/2019)
Trump's mind and Trump's America: Two very messed-up places. (8/5/2019)