Is comprehensive reform to the practices, products, and privileges of the gun industry necessary?

• “I said the other night in New Hampshire; we had an incredible evening — I said: It’s the people that pull the trigger. It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger,” Source: President Donald Trump (Republican)
• "If the objective is to stop violent crime, we should focus on stopping the violent criminals and rapists and murderers. Texans want to stop the criminals. Texans do not want Washington politicians disarming law-abiding citizens." Source: Senator Ted Cruz (Republican, Texas)
• "The Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act will save lives and make our country safer -- without infringing on any law-abiding individual's right to own firearms. This comprehensive bill is a compilation of the best ideas to create a workable set of laws that will strengthen life-saving background checks, protect communities with bolstered enforcement, improve mental health services and fuel research to make guns safer. It is time for Congress to come together and end the epidemic of gun violence in this country once and for all." Source: Representative Hank Johnson (Democrat, Georgia, District 4)
• "This big, bold proposal--which combines and builds upon a number of common-sense measures introduced by my colleagues in Congress--would treat the epidemic of gun violence in the United States like the public health crisis that it is, help protect our children, and make our communities safer. With approximately 100 Americans killed every day from gun violence, it's long past time for Congress to stand up to the gun lobby and confront this deadly crisis head-on." Source: Senator Elizabeth Warren (Democrat, Massachusetts)
• "Too many lives are tragically lost at the hand of a gun on our streets, to suicide, and in mass shootings. The American people are demanding Congress act to end the bloodshed and senseless death. No one bill is going to solve the problem; it's going to take a comprehensive, holistic approach.” Source: Senator Bob Menendez (Democrat, New Jersey)
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