Why call it gun violence?
As usual, I am a bit confused. If a deranged person drives a car or truck into a crowd of people on a city street, and kills many pedestrians, is it called car violence? If that same person is intoxicated far beyond the legal limit, and kills many people, is it called alcohol violence? Again, if a hundred people die at a pyrotechnic rock concert gone bad, is it called fire violence?
Why then, if an insane person, kills 57 people with a gun or guns, is it called gun violence and immediately we need more “gun control legislation?” Perhaps we should concentrate more on the subject of morality, family values, and who knows, we could even discuss standing for the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag!
Richard M. Gross