In an array of competitive states, supporting tougher gun laws was an advantage and not a liability. And that’s important as the push for stronger laws goes forward.

60% of Americans want Congress to pass stricter firearms regulations—and nearly 90% of Americans support some measures, such as strengthening background checks.

“If you live in Roxbury, Mattapan, [or] Dorchester, it is easier to find a gun than find a job, and that is the case across America in our poorest neighborhoods. … There is a relationship between economic justice, crime reduction, and lower gun crime.’’ ~John Rosenthal

October 21, 2022 | B.U. School of Public Health