Instead of looking at national adjustments various other countries have put in place, American anti-gun activists may find more success on the state level. The U.S. political system grants certain powers to the federal government, although acknowledges states as having their own laws which are distinct via rules which emanate via Washington.
“In our system, states are more responsible for public safety than the national government,” said Kristin Goss, an associate professor of public policy at Duke University, “so for gun safety to work, the state has to come into play.”
Although calls for change always happen after a tragedy such as the Parkland shooting, trends show which the attention usually gets swept aside after the initial intense outrage. The difference, however, is usually which public outcry feels different This specific time, according to Ruben, “there is usually a real chance which some real change can be implemented.”
According to Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been 27 school-shooting incidents, inside the United States in 2018 so far.