President and founder of Safe School Technologies presents the latest in a series of articles on gun laws.
Thursday, January 17
Editor's Note: The following article was submitted by Robert V. Tessaro, who spent five years in Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. After a week of silence following the tragic massacre in Newtown, CT, National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre hosted a press conference to outline their solution to gun violence in our schools. Predictably, the NRA blamed the media, the entertainment industry, video game makers, gun-free school zones, mental health providers, hurricanes … just about everything but the lax gun laws in the United States that they have fought to weaken. According to them, there is no need to require background checks on all firearm sales (bad guys will get the guns anyway…
President and founder of Safe School Technologies presents a series on gun laws and what citizens can do.
Thursday, January 10
Editor's Note: The following article was submitted by Robert V. Tessaro, who recently moved back to New Jersey after spending five years in Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Background checks are one of the most effective ways to prevent potentially dangerous people from having access to firearms, but the current system has gaping flaws that need to be addressed. There are ways to strengthen background checks that will not impede any lawful citizen from having access to firearms that should be implemented as soon as possible. Who can own a gun? Current Federal laws prohibit the following people from owning a firearm: In addition, There are some glaring shortcomings in the law. In the state of …