Much will be written about the recent tragedies in Colorado, Oregon and now Connecticut. Most news articles will use the term "gun violence" and demand more firearms control.
These articles will miss the problem entirely.
"Gun violence" as a definition does not exist. It is a misleading term invented by the media and directs our attention away from the real problem and any possible solution.
Ever hear of "baseball bat violence," "hammer violence" or "car violence"?
"Assault weapon" is also misleading. It is a nonsensical term discussed exclusively by politicians and the media. It is a term not used by Olympic or competitive shooters, the military or hunters.
Without a doubt, firearms are dangerous. So are cars, power tools and fire.
In 2007, it was reported that more people were killed in auto accidents resulting from cellphone use than by firearms. It was referred to as "death by cellphone."
If every firearm in America could be made to disappear instantly, like magic - even those owned by the bad guys - terrible acts of violence would continue to occur. A person with the desire to destroy can stop at the local hardware store or gas station and purchase items more dangerous than any firearm.