With mass shootings and hysteria created over alleged terrorism, many politicians are quick to blame guns and claim gun violence is at an epidemic level.
Some places, like Aurora or Chicago in Illinois, have seen surges in shootings and violence but that is connected to systemic problems of poverty, corruption, bad policy and bad politicians.
Communities like Naperville, across the street from Aurora, are NOT experiencing the same crisis of a 150% increase in shootings or, as corrupt Aurora crony cop Kristen Ziman says is an "uptick."
This doesn't mean guns are not a legitimate part of the debate over reducing violence but as tempting as it is to focus on mass shootings, terrorists, NRA and the second amendment, it's important to look at the facts.
Meanwhile, some will claim gun violence and car deaths are now the same but that is not because gun violence has increased.
It's because of safer cars and that number will continue to plummet as self-driving cars emerge and more technology is integrated into cars for more safety.