Gun violence claims 88 lives a day in this country, including that of one child every three hours. While there are no fail safes, few states have been more proactive in trying to establish them.
John E. Rosenthal
In addition to being the co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence, John E. Rosenthal is a gun owner and the president of the real estate development firm Meredith Management.
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Today on Beacon Hill, Gov. Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino make their cases for tougher gun laws. Also this week, recall elections in Colorado ousted two state senators who supported the state’s new gun restrictions.
The greater the public fear – the greater the financial rewards.
Why don’t we have tighter controls on guns? Unfortunately, says commentator John Rosenthal, the answer is all too simple.