My modest proposals: https://marthature.medium.com/mass-murder-usa-a-do-list-d2cb658646d2. Pressure the media including non-US media to pressure the bastards, asking that because they are on record as both against gun safety measures and as receiving funds from the NRA, gun makers, and gun lobbying groups, and because the public is overwhelmingly in favor of gun safety measures, are they going to vote to represent their funders or the public, who want safe schools? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/05/25/us/gun-control-republican-senators.html

Pass Red Flag laws https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2021/10/05/red-flag-laws-are-saving-lives-they-could-save-more that allows people to petition civil courts to temporarily take away the firearms of a loved one in a mental health crisis who may harm themselves or others. 19 states and the District of Columbia have red flag laws now: Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and D.C.

It’s not enough to hold the obdurate Senators accountable. Accountability doesn’t change votes. It’s necessary to pressure these Senators’ other funders as well. If a corporation that is not involved in gun lobbying funds a Senator who is against guns safety, that corporation should be called to account and should lose money, both in shares and in consumer spending. For example, Senator Joe Manchin D-West Virginia’s Campaign Committee receives funding from oil and gas, energy, tobacco, savings and loans, defense aerospace, etc. https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/joe-manchin/industries?cid=N00032838&cycle=2022 . They may claim that as they are not taking positions on gun safety, this is not their problem. However, it is their problem. We are all in this together.

Data on mass shootings in the USA can be found here: https://www.gvpedia.org/mass-shootings/. For Senators blocking gun safety legislation, let’s look at data on mass shootings in Alabama, Senator Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama. chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.gvpedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Alabama-Mass-Shootings-State-Fact-Sheet-1.pdf. Tennessee, Senator Marsha Blackburn: chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.gvpedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Tennessee-Mass-Shootings-State-Fact-Sheet-1.pdf. West Virginia, Senator Joe Manchin, chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.gvpedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/West-Virginia-Mass-Shootings-State-Fact-Sheet-1.pdf.

And so on.

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Thanks for your comment, Martha.

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