rather trite to say that the most common element we find in gun violence is guns. The thing we find most common in DUII's are cars, so let's discuss banning cars! The logic is very, very weak indeed.
If you want to have a productive discussion--as most gun rights advocates I know do--then let's talk about another very common element in gun violence: THEFT.
Most gun violence started as an act of theft--theft of guns by someone, from a law-abiding, gun-owning citizen. I suspect that this is a more fruitful commonality to pursue than an outright ban on guns.
The truth is, we have 300 million guns in circulation today, yet the incidence (statistically speaking)is extremely low, you know, if you look at the numbers empirically. A child today is more likely to die from medical malpractice than gun violence, and certainly from drunk drivers than gun violence.
Our resources are limited. Let's focus on real issues, real patterns, and getting real results.
And let's not compare ourselves to other countries; we aren't them, and they aren't us. It's just a Socialist orgasm to think we can fit the USA into a country like....
ANOTHER scandal involving Sheriff Jim Hammond! Doesn't it seem weird that Sheriff's deputies are moonlighting with Walden Security? WTH?!?
I love how the Trustee's of Erlanger thought it was a GOOD IDEA to pay nearly 3X more for 1/2 the services currently provided (from commissioned, armed officers who have arrest power, to "observe and report" cop-esque personnel who have NO TEETH, such that now we need Sheriff's deputies to hold their hands as they roam the halls of that money pit hospital). These guys must've worked on the federal budget negotiations recently!
Just wondering when the anti-trust lawsuit will be filed...wait for it.....(more taxpayer money gonna be paid out)
Chris, it'd be interesting to go back and looked at all the lawsuits involving Erlanger.... That'd be a great article! Keep putting these nutjobs' feet to the fire, Chris.