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Gun issue compromise: I do believe we have to get beyond thoughts and prayers and talk about the issue. And that all possible solutions should be on the table. But a real beginning step would be to start where there is agreement.

How about this? Accept all the things most agree on:

Raising age limit to 21;

Increase and improve background checks and reporting;

Have a 14-day waiting period;

Improve funding to mental health;

And most importantly, allow studies on gun violence, as well as how to best identify and reach those who are mentally ill.

Can we agree to this?

I present this to leaders and citizens as a reasonable first step. And then let everything be discussed base on the evidence the study presents.

Let the facts be the guide. And let leaders learn the word compromise again.

Joe Davis, Rudd


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