Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How many more Republicans have to be shot before the U.S. Congress will consider stronger gun control laws?

See "James T. Hodgkinson: Illinois Man Identified as Suspected Gunman in Virginia Shooting," NBC News.

I don't believe today's shooting of a number of Republican legislators in Alexandria will have much effect on Congress passing tougher legislation on gun licensing, access, and use. Despite the fact that more people are killed in the US as a result of gun violence than any other country in the world.

-- "Why more than 100 gun control proposals in Congress since 2011 have failed," CNN
-- "Congress vs. the States on Guns," New York Times

At the very least, there should be a recognition for the need for differentiated laws between urban and rural areas.

-- Guns on the Roof, lyrics, The Clash

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