Mass Shootings Might Be Beyond the Reach of the Law

Legislation is not enough to stem the tide of gun violence in the U.S.

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
4 min readMay 8, 2023

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Two hands hold up a sign reading “We Can End Gun Violence”. A small circular sticker on the sign reads “March For Our Lives”. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

In the wake of yet another mass shooting in the U.S., Texas lawmakers voted today to advance a bill raising to 21 the minimum age for buying a semi-automatic weapon. Family members of the victims of last year’s elementary school massacre in Uvalde cheered and…

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