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Demand Gun Control Now — Poster of the Week



Enough is Enough

Doug Woodhouse

Digital print, 2018

Roslindale, MA


As much as we love sharing posters from CSPG’s collection, sharing posters for the same tragic event over and over is infuriating. This week’s repeat offender is once again gun violence—there have been 40 mass shootings in the U.S. so far this year.

Saturday evening, 11 people were killed and 10 injured at a dance hall in Monterey Park, California, a majority Asian American community, during the Lunar New Year celebration of the Year of the Rabbit.

Sunday evening, 12 people were injured at a Baton Rouge, Louisiana nightclub.

Earlier this month in Goshen, California, a family of six were killed execution style outside their home.

After a 2019 mass shooting in New Zealand, the government amended their gun laws within weeks. There has not been a mass shooting since.


After a mass shooting in Britain in 1987, the government banned semiautomatic weapons, and after a 1996 shooting they also banned handguns. Britain now has one of the lowest gun-related death rates in the world.


A 1996 massacre in Australia resulted in the mandatory buybacks of guns and only one mass shooting has happened since.


While writing this newsletter, yet another mass shooting occurred in Half Moon Bay,

California, killing seven people.


Other countries have passed similar gun control laws in response to tragic mass killings. But not the US.


Last June, the US Supreme Court ruled that a New York law requiring permits to carry a concealed weapon was unconstitutional. The law had been in place since 1913. California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island have similar laws which may now be challenged.

In a country with more guns than people, and more gun violence than any other nation, what will it take?


 

References:


Enough is Enough - Demand Gun Reform Now Poster | Doug Woodhouse (Shaggylocks Designs)

As Asian Americans Reel After Mass Shootings in California, Will Congress Take Any Action on Guns? | Deomocracy Now


New Details Emerge in the Monterey Park, California Shooting That Left 11 Dead | NPR


12 People are Injured from a Shooting at a Louisiana Nightclub | NPR


A teenage mother and her 10-month-old were gunned down while running from a 'cartel-style execution' in central California that 6 dead, police say | CNN

New Zealand approves new gun laws just weeks after mosque attack | NBC News

Other Countries Had Mass Shootings. Then They Changed Their Gun Laws. | New York Times

Gun Violence Archive 2023


The Supreme Courts Ruling on Guns | Johns Hopkins - Bloomberg School of Public Health

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