http://www.kmov.com/story/29893606/jamyla-bolden-9-murder-suspect-in-custody Want to reduce gun violence more? Keep THESE guys behind bars. Like I've said before...instant 10-20 years if you commit a violent crime with a gun with no possibility for parole. This little girl would be alive today if that jerk was still in jail.
I'm saying when people take national stats and compare them to other countries, some being near homogenous...that the numbers are not apples to apples. PJ O'Rourke used the same retort to a smug Swede when he was boasting about unemployment in Sweden, where O'Rourke made the comment that among Swedes in the US the unemployment rate was very low. You can read into that however you want to read into it, but you simply cannot dismiss the point. Subtract out habitual felons, drug dealers, and gang bangers and let's see how the gun homicides stack up.
My brood has never been picked up, Panthro. I or the wife personally deliver. One I sent to private as to avoid the terrible middle school we have no option of opting out of. I will have to have two in private next year unless I can find a way to transfer out of the node we're in. We'd done it once when Wake county offerred choices, but democrats removed choices when they retook school board.
Let's sum up the argument. Ahole shoots innocent people. Left raise their concerns about proliferation of guns in America. Right raise their concerns that it's a constitutional right. Left raises concerns about how mentally ill shouldn't have them. Right raises concerns that this guy didn't have federal red flags preventing him from owning. Left says "let's just do something ok?". Right says "sure...suggest something short of outright ban". Left says "you're being extreme". Nothing gets done. Truth of the matter is that gun violence is way down. The issue here is the audacity, production of a snuff film, and his insane political stance in conjunction with a touch of mental instability led to this horrific crime. That's typically the common denominator on these situations that fall outside the norm. Violent crime is down because we're keeping more of the a-holes behind bars longer. You're still going to have it, but I'm all for increasing sentencing for anyone that uses a gun during the commission of a crime.