Laci sent us the link to a very touching article in the Boston Globe. It brought to mind the sarcastic mockery used by some pro-gun folks when they say, "it's for the children." I would be ashamed of myself if I'd ever said that.
The article brings up an interesting point, too. The problem is much bigger than gun availability. It's about poverty and poor education. It's about the marginalization of entire groups of people in our cities. Many factors contribute to this ongoing tragedy which is now synonymous with America, gun violence.
Of all the contributing factors, I maintain, access to guns is the most tangible. It's the one we can address most directly, but not as long as private sellers can operate without using background checks and straw purchasers can easily buy guns and have no further accountability for them.
No, we need proper gun control laws and we need them desperately.
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