The Washington Examiner reports that Prince George’s County, Maryland, has experienced 12 homicides already in 2011. It’s so bad that federal agents are embedding with local homicide investigators, a strategy not seen since the early 1990s, at the peak of the crack cocaine epidemic, when violent crime rates also peaked.
The 2009 Brady Campaign Scorecard ranked Maryland the fifth-safest state, because it has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.
After the Giffords shooting, Brady president Paul Helmke said:
“We can and should do more to address the easy access to high-powered guns that make it too easy for dangerous and irresponsible people to disrupt and destroy the lives of innocent Americans…”
As Albert Einstein may have once said: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”