Giving Compass’ Take:
• Dallas News discusses the Arnold Foundation’s initiative to fight against gun violence with research and bridge the political divide that usually limits this conversation. The Arnold Foundation plans to change the national narrative by approaching organizations that support gun rights and discussing ways to reduce violence with a healthy dialogue.
• How is this approach different than others when it comes to researching this issue? And how would it translate into policy proposals that could get bipartisan support?
Recently, it was a newsroom in Annapolis, Md. About a month ago, it was Santa Fe High School in Texas. And in February, it was a high school in Parkland, Fla. Regardless of our politics, there couldn’t be any stronger warning sign that something is going wrong in our country than the prevalence of mass shootings.
So we were more than a little encouraged recently when folks from the Texas-based Laura and John Arnold Foundation stopped by our offices to talk about an initiative they’ve launched to do something about this problem.
There are a lot of people who call for something to be done, but what stands out about the Arnold Foundation’s work is that it attempts to bridge the political divide that stymies discussion. The foundation focuses on taking the first crucial step of gathering information before offering policy prescriptions.
Read the full article about research on mass shootings at Dallas News.
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