For now, the coalition’s request is simple: for Georgia to have its own study committee to gather the facts most pertinent to its people, so that we may have all the stakeholders at the table to discuss possible, realistic solutions. Leone-Glasser thinks that with the study, using a public health framework, we will be able to get the information we desperately need.
Leone-Glasser wishes to zero in on what communities or factors have higher incidence of–or increases the likelihood of–gun violence, then broaden the application. “The safety has to be for everyone, no matter what your zip code is,” she said.
She has worked many years under the dome as a citizen advocate. “If we can give all the stakeholders the right information, by following, through a study committee, a public health framework on the seriousness and the risks of gun violence in Georgia, I know that our leaders… Our leaders will respond to that,” the healthcare advocate said.
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