“Guns were responsible for more deaths in Dayton this summer compared to last year,” wdtn.com “reports.” I know what you’re thinking. While the story’s lead reveals WDTN’s anti-gun
bigotry bias, it was a simple slip of the journalistic tongue. Could’ve happened to Mayor Bloomberg anyone. But that still leaves the lingering problem of the station’s use of the term “gun violence.” “From June through August, 12 people in Dayton were killed from gun violence. In 2014 from June through August, 8 people killed from gun violence.” Well, at least they were killed “from” gun violence rather than “by” it. What can be done? Dayton Police Lieutenant Eric Henderson has a couple of thoughts on the matter . ..
“We do know a lot of our gun crime is related to the drug market, a lot of it is the victims of offenders know each other,” said Lt. Henderson.
He also says the warmer temperatures during the summer bring more people out. It also can bring crimes of opportunity. Some people will leave their doors or windows open when it’s nice out.
So make drugs illegal(er), launch a “fresh air kills” campaign and ban guns. Next?