“Using poverty as reasoning behind someone picking up a gun to kill another person is something I have railed against for years,” James Walker writes at Connecticut’s nhregister.com. “To me, the connection didn’t make sense. I used my own family and people I grew up with as examples that being poor does not drive a person to have complete depravity toward human life. But I was wrong . . .
Poverty will make you envious and temptation will turn your soul. Experts say the reason is crystal clear: There are too many people living in the desperation of poverty, and too many of them who feel they have nothing to live for. And when people have too much idle time on their hands to do nothing but think about how bad things are, many will be driven to violence.
There’s no doubt that areas plagued by “gun violence” tend to be low-income hell holes. But do you accept the idea that economically-driven existential rage is the prime force behind seemingly intractable inner city “gun violence”?