P O’Neill with a great spot off Cspan on the gun control debate. It’s a snippet from the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, thinks he has scored a massive point by showing that the Washington DC murder rate went up in the years after a gun ban was introduced. The Baltimore police chief Jim Johnson — an actual law enforcement official — points out that Northeastern cities experiencing this phenomenon were being swamped by unlicensed guns flooding in from outside.
It’s precisely in these is small ticket policy detail that the US may grind forward to finding some solution to the gun proliferation problem…
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