Closing Thought–15Jun21

Over this past weekend there were shooting in 6 states…..when will enough be enough?

I recently read an article recently that explains the recent increase in murder and gun violence….it seems it is because there is more guns!

That got the immediate response from me…..

The year 2020 saw the largest recorded increase in homicides in United States history — an increase likely propelled by a complex mix of factors, from more guns to stresses of the pandemic to fewer police officers on the streets to a crisis in relations between police and citizens.

But one persistent theory is that a change in policing last summer primarily drove increased gun violence. This is an especially popular explanation among law enforcement figures. Former Baltimore Police Department Deputy Commissioner Jason Johnson recently argued that the real driver of last year’s murder rise was a severe decline in police activity, especially after protests erupted last summer in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

St. Louis Police Commissioner John Hayden suggested that the police resources devoted to protests prevented officers from engaging in neighborhood policing. Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said police were “stretched to the limit” by the protests and coronavirus restrictions. Summarizing widespread reductions in stops and arrests, Johnson wrote that “when the Thin Blue Line retreats, violence charges in.”

https://www.vox.com/22529989/2020-murders-guns

This is a growing problem in search of solution….the problem is there are none that want that solution….they prefer to keep uttering the mindless sympathy message of “thoughts and prayer”….and the killing goes on…..and on….

Turn The Page!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

4 thoughts on “Closing Thought–15Jun21

  1. I found this stat online. Might go some way to explaining the American craziness.
    “The Small Arms Survey stated that U.S. civilians alone account for 393 million (about 46 percent) of the worldwide total of civilian held firearms. This amounts to “120.5 firearms for every 100 residents.”
    Absolute madness!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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