It amazes me how the gun debate never examines the root cause(s) of crime. I find it hard to believe that anyone can suggest that the government will give up their guns if and when the people give up their’s. Did we just uncover another “Problem, Reaction, Solution” scenario? If so, I’ve already seen this movie. The politicians declare the only way for peace is for the citizens to destroy their weapons as a show of good faith. Guess what happens, next? The opposing force lied, and starts killing people en masse. Check-out Battlestar Galactica. The series began when the politicians disarmed their people to bring in a new era of peace with the Cylons. Then the Cylons destroyed the planet. It’s a recurring plot throughout the series. -LW
The recent clashes between demonstrators and police forces in Ferguson, Missouri over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of police forces has many calling into question the slow, steady rate at which police forces in the United States have become militarized. If we want to stop and potentially reverse this trend, we need to understand its underlying cause–the simultaneous militarization of the civilian population.
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