The majority of gun deaths are suicides, and the vast majority of the remaining gun deaths, the so-called "gun violence epidemic" (the epidemic.. it doesn't exist, violent crime is down drastically across the board, just more media attention for ratings, politics of fear, manipulating the sheeple) are directly related to the failed war on drugs and the black market / money involved.
End the war on drugs, collapse the black market that motivates the vast majority of "gun violence", and help balance the budget, solving the fiscal "crisis" we're supposedly in ..
But, that wouldn't fit any of the agendas in DC. That would give The People more freedom , and no matter how many real world benefits we'd see, we just can't have more freedom now can we.
Let's scapegoat weapons and owners, that by any measure are law abiding and sane, video games, movies, gays (you know that's what "values" is a code word for right) rather than do anything that would truly help. Lets add more security theater, blindly surrender more rights.. that won't solve anything.
Supposedly, "they" hate us for our freedoms. Do they hate us less yet????
Over ten years now of our government and the media force feeding fear and manipulation to the sheeple. Every week some new "epidemic" or "crisis" used to manipulate people into giving away more freedom, more money, more time. I think future generations will look back at how cowardly we are today, scared of our own shadows, jumping from one imagined crisis to another, and be ashamed of us.