“Something is wrong in America when fellow citizens use firearms to settle differences,” toledoblade.com opines. “Something is wrong when so many families are forced to grieve the senseless loss of a loved one lost to gun violence — especially when this violence is the result of a disagreement that could and should have been worked out peacefully.” What about the violence that isn’t the result of a disagreement that could and should have been worked out peacefully?”
While The Blade profers three examples of firearms-related homicides that don’t involve suicide or gang activity, the vast majority of firearms-related fatalities fall into those two categories. The Editorial Board reckons that “Gun violence is a policy problem, a public health and safety crisis, and a sign of cultural and spiritual unraveling.”
Wait. What? What is this unraveling of which they speak? The riots in Ferguson? Kardashianophilia? And isn’t America’s still-vibrant gun culture — blamed by the doyennes of disarmament for “gun violence” — a reflection of our cultural and spiritual health?