It’s a great article overall, clearly presenting the insight that gun violence is really five separate problems. However when it comes to the specifics of what to do about gang warfare that you say leads to a shocking 80% of gun homicides, you’ve got nothing but platitudes from Polyanna. The problem of gang violence cannot be dealt with using gun control laws alone: gang members won’t obey them. Chicago has tough gun control laws and averages more than a murder a day. Your approach of throwing more money at the problem will increase corruption and not make a dent in gun violence. What about ideas that have worked?Why not try “broken windows policing” ,“stop and frisk”, anti-gang task forces, metal detectors, video surveillance, and Compstat crime analysis, with mandatory minimums for having guns while committing crime? These are options you should at least discuss.

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