I usually am a moderate in most of my posts because I see both sides. We do have an epidemic of violence that needs to be addressed. But it is not an epidemic of gun violence as much as it is an epidemic of a cheapening of life, an overzealous sense of personal right, an epidemic of financial and social desperation, and abuses of power. We have an epidemic of glorifying violence as a means to an end. Without addressing the root epidemic, any laws or rhetoric will be at best a bandaid over a chainsaw wound, and at worst a stripping of rights only from the law-abiding populace.