January 22, 2013

WILLIAM BRATTON: The Real Cures For Gun Violence. It’s a good interview, but I keep wondering why “gun violence” is somehow sui generis and worthy of more concern than other forms of violence. But it’s interesting that Bratton’s preferred approach — “certainty of punishment” for violent crimes involving a gun — is basically the NRA’s position, even though Bratton’s a gun-controller. And it’s interesting that cities that are hotbeds of murder — and gun control — don’t do this. “In Chicago, where the murder rate rose 16% last year, ‘to try to put someone in jail for gun-related activity you really have to go the extra mile,’ he says.”

What gives, Rahm? Don’t you care about the children?