If there’s any glimmer of hope for gun reforms, it’s coming from California
It is hard not to feel hopeless about the political system after 19 elementary school students and two teachers were slaughtered last week in a Texas school, 10 days after 10 people were killed in Buffalo, N.Y.
Despite being immersed daily in that horror, Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis and a leading national researcher on the impact of gun violence, remains hopeful, both in the power of humanity and in California’s ability to lead.
“Me, the hopeful person, says we can’t give up,” Wintemute said. “We cannot let go of the belief in the possibility of the species to change for the better.”
Via San Francisco Chronicle