Posted October 16, 2019 2:21 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

The city of Jackson, Michigan has a violence problem. At least, that’s what the people there believe and regardless of any statistics may say–though, admittedly, the statistics do agree–that’s what really matters. That means the city is getting a lot of pressure to do something, and we know how that usually goes.

To be fair, the city looked didn’t look to gun control for their answers. Instead, what they looked at was a violence prevention program.

Just minutes after the city passed it, though, tragedy reminded everyone just how ugly it can be in Jackson.

At 8:04 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Jackson City Council approved a plan to take on gun violence in the community.

At 8:39 p.m., the city was again reminded of the pervasiveness of the problem. Less than a mile from City Hall, a 12-year-old boy was hit in the ear by a bullet.

Just 35 minutes later.

The boy was just injured, thankfully, but tell me that doesn’t put the exclamation point on the fact that something needing to be done.

So what is this plan that the city passed?

The program, called Cure Violence, treats violence like a disease, enlisting “violence interrupters” in the …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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