Of course it's 'knee jerk' simply because there are SO MANY OF THEM....duh!!! Pit Bulls (and by the way there is no such thing as a purebred red or blue nose PitBull as they are all so mixed up with ever more aggressive dogs to make the PB more 'game") Pits are 600 times the attacks of the next three 'culprits COMBINED. Last year Pits killed 30 humans, 2/3 of those deaths were caused by the FAMILY "PET" PIT! There were also FOUR other deaths from other types of dogs... but let's see.... 30 by Pits vs 4 by all other dogs (Rottie, Huskey, GSD (2)) The math is consistent year in and year out, the OVERWHELMING attacks and deaths are by PIT BULLS. PERIOD. Don't kill the messenger because it's not what you WANT to hear, not what you wish it were, not what you want to deny. Yet Pit apologists fight every restriction on their killer dogs and less than 2% ever pay any compensation or restitiution and get off with a small fine.
SINCE PIT OWNERS ARE UNWILLING TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, ,THEY ARE THE PROBLEM.