Earlier today I read an article about Jeff Sessions’ remarks that there has been an increase in violent crime. It prompted me to decide to write yet another post about how much stricter gun regulations are needed in this country. But before I put pen to paper (or, rather, fingers to keyboard) I saw this excellent post by my friend Keith Wilson. Keith, as always, has done a wonderful job of making the very points I would have made, and in a much more well-reasoned manner, so … why re-invent the wheel. Please take a few moments to read this excellent piece. Thank you, Keith!
The title represents a quote from a local news broadcast in my home city – yet another gun story. America’s obsession with guns continues full tilt and we cannot expect anything to be done about it at the federal level for the time being.
We have a problem with gun deaths that does not look like it will abate anytime soon. To discover for yourself, for one month, count the number of gun death stories in your local newspaper or favorite news station.
Yet, we have one political party and a few in the other that do not recognize the gun problem for what it is. These folks are backed by one of the more strident lobbyist groups in the NRA.
While these legislators don’t recognize the problem, most gun owners do. Most gun owners do not belong to the NRA, which tends to care more about gun sales where…
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