Kudos to my wife for sending me the link to this article. THANKS!
Here is something I thought was news-worthy. Not the statistics reported, though if you’re paying attention, you probably already new them. No, the thing that is news worthy is that the Washington Post published the article.
For the benefit of readers overseas, there is a political divide over gun rights in the United States. The liberal faction absolutely hates guns, and those who own them, and works tirelessly to eliminate them from our country. The conservative faction sees guns as a matter of personal defense, and the last line of defense against the abuse of power by our elected leaders. Finally, in all honesty, there are the criminals who do not follow any laws, know they will always be able to get/make guns, and unrepentantly do as they please wherever they feel safe from resistance.
The Washington Post is a mostly liberal news publication based in the Washington, DC, area.
So, with that background, you can see why it is worth noticing that the Washington Post ran an article with the headline, “Gun Violence Declining, Except In Gun-Free Zones”.
But, it is also pretty easy to see where the BBC’s opinions fall –