Once again, you are ignoring the fact that the single biggest factor contributing to the vastly disproportionate amount of gun violence in the US when compared to other developed countries is the vastly disproportionate presence of firearms in the US.
You already have the highest incarceration rate in the world. Are you suggesting that it isn't high enough? You do remember the definition of insanity, right?
Look, I get it. If you live in an area of high crime rates, I can understand the motivation for having a gun on hand. But, those guns contribute to the problem too, as demonstrated recently by that 6-year old.
I could elaborate on that statement, but it would be a pointless waste of my time.
So, one last time. The ubiquitous presence of firearms in American society is the single largest contributor to gun violence. Until that is addressed, everything else just picking around the edges.
I'm not disagreeing that guns need to be taken from many people, but the vast majority of gun owners aren't the problem, aside from their stupidity in storing them in places where someone can access them. That's inexcusable and stupid. Another thing that really pi$$es me off is the lack of response by others who still haven't changed their methods of storage but unfortunately, it's not much of a surprise. It's hard to argue against the "Americans are stupid" opinion of people outside of the US and some of us inside. People used to be much better but they have been pushing the envelope for a long time.
Once again, you're ignoring the quality of the people who are involved in killing 15,000 people every year. You mentioned incarceration rate- look into the % who are in prison for violent crimes before you decide that everyone is wonderful.
Yeah, Milwaukee is a high crime area, but that's spreading to every square foot of the surrounding area. But it's not just here- look at cities like Chicago, Houston, LA, New York, St Louis and elsewhere. If you're only watching a bit of news, you can't see what's really happening. Let's use Toronto as an example- I have been seeing that various crimes have increased drastically in the last 5+ years. Why? It's close to Detroit and some other cities where they decided to expand their territory. You don't see it directly, living in the mean streets of your area, but if you were to come to MKE, you'd leave with your hair on fire in only a few minutes and it's not only gun crimes that are plaguing the city.
Car windows are being smashed in parking lots but the idiots aren't always taking money- they know people leave guns in cars, so that can be their main goal and the link refers to "a Housing Authority complex for low-income families, seniors and disabled adults."
At least 21 vehicles were broke into in one incident Tuesday morning in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood.
On another night, almost as many car windows were smashed at a Holiday Inn. It happens at malls, hotels/motels, apartment complexes- along with the epidemics of shoplifting, auto theft, strong-arm robbery, an armored truck was robbed of more than $100K yesterday.
You mentioned the 6 year old- we still haven't heard how he got the gun. Don't connect any other place with that shooting. BTW- the school district superintendent has been fired and his last day will be next week. Apparently, the school was warned several times about this kid.