Today is a different issue. There is a massive ballooning of crime. Not the least of which are killings of all ages. Today's news centers around a 6 year old, a 10 year old, and a 4 year old. This is coming at a time when the leftist, and primarily Democratic, coalition is advocating de-funding police and passing gun control laws.
De-funding police is idiotic....... usually a gang populated by morons. Gun Control misses the market.....just like prohibition.
A loaded gun setting on a table can set there for 1,000 years and never hurt anyone. It is an inanimate object. However, if a moron picks it up, the odds of someone getting hurt or killed increases dramatically. That is pretty simple logic.
I have a novel idea. It's a little old-fashioned. However, what if we fund the police allowing them to acquire all the tools they need to catch the bad guys and the morons? We could prosecute the bad guys and put them in prison, and warn the morons and incompetents that if they are caught with a weapon, they can join the bad guys in prison. I am in favor of new prisons on an "as needed" basis. There should be no time off for good behavior for criminals committing crimes using weapons.
I can think of a few cities, starting with Portland, OR, that might find such a nostalgic trip down memory lane quite refreshing. I am absolutely sure the citizens would like it.