We are proud of our progress. But we still have much work ahead. In 2017, approximately 38,000 Americans died from gun violence. We witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in American history. We read about countless victims of domestic violence killed by abusers with guns. And tens of thousands of families mourned the death of loved ones who died by firearm suicide.
Clearly, we have a lot to do. Specifically, our state and federal legislators have a lot to do. Luckily for them, there are evidence-based policies that can prevent gun violence, and we know what they are. Five years after Sandy Hook, legislators should take the following actions to save lives in 2018 and beyond: