“Poverty breeds violence,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (yes, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) writes at time.com. “People with little or no hope of a secure future for themselves or to safely raise a family don’t have much investment in the values of those who do have hope and money.” Wait. Is KAJ justifying or (to be charitable) “explaining” firearms-involved crime by poor black people against wealthy and (am I wrong to assume?) white people? Does he not realize that gang bangers are responsible for most firearms-related violence in black communities? That aside, is poverty in and of itself a significant causal factor for “gun violence”?