A good read …
The face of gun violence is not Sandy Hook.
It is Chicago.In 2012, President Barack Obama’s adopted hometown had 506 murders, including more than 60 children. Philadelphia, a city that local television newscasters frequently call ‘Killadelphia,” saw 331 killed last year. In Detroit, 386 people were murdered.Since 1966, there have been 90 school shootings in the U.S., with 231 fatalities.
Yes, Sandy Hook shocked us. But the odds of a child being killed at a school shooting are longer than the odds of being struck by lightning.Of the 11,000 to 12,000 gun murders each year, more than half involve both black killers and black victims, mostly in urban areas and mostly gang-related.
The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young black men is not auto accidents or accidental drowning, but homicide….