Gun companies must play a greater role in stopping the slaughter of innocents, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, 4/6/2014

Op-Ed by Phillip Morris.

Here’s an idea.

Let’s revamp this notion of gun control. Let’s make America a safer place by making it much more difficult for criminals to get guns – not the law abiding…

The groundwork is already being laid for this evolution in the gun debate…It’s brilliant. It’s the lion lying down with the lamb sort of strategy, which means it’s delicate and requires finesse. It also has deep Cleveland roots.

A national team of religious leaders, including Rev. Richard Gibson, formerly an attorney with Squire Sanders, and now pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church, and Donna Weinberger, a psychotherapist affiliated with Greater Cleveland Congregations, went to the world’s second largest gun show in Nuremberg, Germany last month. They went with the stated intention of meeting with gun manufacturers to talk about a market for smart guns (weapons that only fire in the hand of the registered owner) as well as strategies to keep illegal guns off the streets.

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