By Tom Knighton
There’s few place in this country that doesn’t get touched by violence on some level. Even the smallest community will, at some point, have a violent tragedy take place within their borders. It’s awful, and I get why some people are so motivated to do something about violence.
However, focusing on the guns in a way that will only really impact the law-abiding gun owners will never actually work. A senseless tragedy in Philadelphia is a perfect example.
“It is so very hard to believe,” [Theresa Stuhlman] said at the sentencing hearing, “that the three individuals that are responsible for Jim’s death were 14 and 15 years old at the time, which is the same age as my daughter is now.”
James Stuhlman, 51, a businessman, husband, and father, had been out walking his dog in Overbrook Park on the night of March 12, 2015, when the three teens accosted him, roughed him up, and took his money.
Once, this would have been a mugging, an unfortunate reality of urban living. Instead, it was a murder.
The difference was a gun — wielded by a 15-year-old who got it from a 14-year-old.
What laws, pray tell, would stop a 14-year-old from getting their …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms