The real reason we’re not doing anything about the #BADAGS problem
By AP News Staff WriterApril 29, 2019 09:16:18One of the biggest reasons people are not following the #BadAGS campaign is the fear of the repercussions, and that is why the government has been slow to act.
But now, in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the fear is being realized.
For a while now, the government and its allies have been calling for a national dialogue on gun violence to help move the country forward.
A National Rifle Association lobbyist even suggested it.
But now, there is growing bipartisan support for such a conversation, especially among Democrats.
There is no doubt that the tragedy of the #badags situation has shaken Americans’ sense of trust in the gun industry.
The country has a long history of gun violence and its impact on communities is deep.
But what we are seeing is that we are starting to recognize that the problem can be addressed at the local level and the state and federal levels, said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was a leading advocate for the #GoodAGS movement.
The NRA and other groups have also started to speak out on this issue.
On the other hand, there are still many barriers that are holding back progress, said Washington State Gov.
The #GoodEGS movement began with a call for a dialogue about gun violence that began in 2014, said Inslee, a Democrat who has been an outspoken advocate for gun control.
The conversation has evolved from that.
Inslee and other lawmakers have been working with industry leaders to discuss ways to reduce gun violence.
And the NRA has taken the lead on this.
In late March, Inslee joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including the NRA, the National Rifle Assn., and others, at a White House meeting that focused on preventing gun violence, gun-safety measures, and other gun issues.
At the same time, there have been calls for Congress to take action.
In June, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., reintroduced legislation that would make it easier for gun owners to keep their firearms.
But she and others say this is not enough.
The gun lobby is also pushing back against efforts to expand background checks, as well as a proposal by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., to increase the number of people who are eligible to purchase a gun from two to 10.
The NRA also wants to limit ammunition sales and requires people who buy weapons to pass a background check.
It’s not clear how the NRA is going to get the public to act on its proposals.
But there is a growing recognition that the NRA and its political allies are the ones that have to make the changes.
The national conversation is beginning to have a tangible impact.
In late July, President Donald Trump announced a new push for gun safety measures.
The president is calling for universal background checks for gun buyers.
And a week after the #goodags event, Gov.
Cuomo announced a plan to expand mental health services to gun-free zones in the state, and to require mental health professionals to report suspected mental illness in their reports to law enforcement.
There are also calls for stricter penalties for gun violence in other ways, including banning sales to people who have been convicted of a felony.
But there is also growing concern among gun owners about how these ideas will translate to actual gun violence prevention efforts.
There is a real fear that a national conversation on gun safety will only get us so far, said Jennifer Cawley, a firearms instructor at the University of Pennsylvania who is working on a new book on gun culture.
What we need is a nationwide conversation about gun safety, she said.