Originally Posted by Chief Gump
Hey Direckshun answer this question with a solid measurable equation or answer or whatever you want to call it. Your answer about how people are feeling or how they are emotional or however you stated it is not a way to measure and you have sidestepped the question multiple times. Just answer the question.
I want to give you the definition of what an epidemic is:
An epidemic (from the Greek: epi upon; demos, people) is usually defined as a large-scale, temporary increase in the occurrence of a disease in a community or region which is clearly in excess of normal expectancy.
I don't know the statistics about gun violence but has it spiked recently?
Mass shootings have, yes. And they are indicative of a gun culture that is slaying tens of thousands of Americans at rates that are unheardof in the rest of the western world.
This is critical level shit. I would say this should be a primary area of policy because of how extreme American gun violence is.
The day, should it ever come, when it falls to levels on par with our Western compadres, I'll drop the gauntlet.