Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Gun deaths will go unexplained, because there’s no federal money to research them. The horror.
I’d bet a brand new nickel they’re not interested in research showing the overwhelming percentage of murders are committed by a tiny group of People Whose Lives Matter in discrete geographical locations; or that gun violence increased after President Obama simultaneously inflamed racial tensions while hobbling law enforcement; or in balancing lives saved by pre-emptively disarming everyone to make suicide-by-gun more difficult versus lives lost when the newly-disarmed are unable to defend themselves from deadly attack.
In the olden days, government funded research gave us the moon. Nowadays, government funded research gave us Solyndra. I can do without it. Divert that spending where it will do some good. Build The Wall.
No action on that nickel bet.