Gabriel Spatuzzi is a college student writing for the student-run San Diego City Times. So he/she should be forgiven for hitting the bong before writing an editorial on gun control. “Consider New York City and Washington, D.C. Both cities instituted strict gun control laws with very different results. In New York City, gun-related crimes plummeted, making it one of the safest large cities in the country. In D.C., gun violence levels changed very little, if at all, with the new legislation. Guns remained relatively available in Washington, D.C. because the city’s close proximity to Virginia and Maryland, two states with much more lenient gun laws.” In fact, a simple Google search reveals that D.C.’s homicide rate has declined dramatically, as well. Something to do with the crack epidemic running its course. Anyway, like jobs that weren’t lost, lives saved by gun control are hard to measure. Illusory, in fact. Just sayin’ . . .