David and Lauren Hogg made a short film, animated, on the policy changes necessary to reduce gun violence. It’s on Twitter here (I didn’t see a YouTube link). Again, I’d like them to make a feature film based on this past year (I’d contribute to a kickstarter if there were one – I did to a television show on this.)
David’s Twitter feed today also shows him making an appeal to text your Senators to pass legislation recently passed by the House.
The House has in fact passed two bills (the first on gun control in a long time) on party lines to tighten background checks.
The first bill requires federal background checks on all gun sales, including (especially) private sales.
The second bill closes the “Charleston loophole” that allows some gun sales to be completed before an investigation is completed, by some number of business days. But Dylan Roof already had the weapon he used for two months.
We’re probably in a situation where schools need metal detectors for all who enter the buildings. Maybe there is some faster way to see them with technology. Even that is not perfect, as there are plastic weapons. The “3-D” printed weapons fortunately work only for one or two rounds, usually. When I was substitute teaching in the mid 2000’s there were no checks (in northern VA) although a few schools required you to leave your driver’s license. One special ed teacher was busted one day at a school where I worked for having weapons in his car.