Critics are placing blame for the gun violence crisis on inaction at the highest levels of the US government.
A rescission bill from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would make the housing stock less safe and cut access to job training programs for its residents.
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Ira Chernus is a professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Colorado and author of MythicAmerica: Essays. He blogs at mythicamerica.us, hosted by History News Network.