In light of the recent tragedy in Roseburg, Ore., the politicizing of gun control has reared its ugly head once again. The rising crime in this country is being blamed on the lack of gun control. Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Houston have some of the highest crime rates in the United States. Fox News tonight (Oct. 7) reported that Chicago had 351 shootings during the month of September 2015. The politicians and law enforcement officials claim they don’t know what to do or how to curb the gun violence. In my opinion, after analyzing the obvious, the reason the crime rates are so high is because the gun control advocates (certain politicians, anti-gun citizens and law enforcement) have put pressure on local law enforcement officials and politicians to not enforce the violence because the high crime gives an agenda for the gun control advocates. The cost of this is the shootings and killings of innocent people to further their cause (i.e. gun control). There are solutions to the high crime problems, but then the gun control advocates wouldn’t have a reason for their agenda.
Martin Davis, Boise
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