I watched the interview, if you can call it that, of Alex Jones by Piers Morgan on CNN. I respect the effort that Jones puts in to defend our constitutional rights and the fight against the big banks, but I was a bit disappointed that he lost his cool, and the opportunity, to make some really strong points.
When Jones pushed the issue of the sky rocketing violent crime rate in the UK since their gun band versus the steady decline of violent crime in the US Morgan wanted to talk numbers. He asked, "how many murders with guns were committed in the UK last year"? Jones not knowing the answer off hand was informed by Piers that only 34 people had been killed by gun in the UK last year.
Jones then went off on a rant about manipulating numbers and such and it was kind of hard to follow at times. A better response have been to point out that violent crime in the UK, including murders, were up and have been climbing every since their gun ban. Taking the guns from law abiding citizens only empowered the criminals to commit MORE crimes since no one could defend themselves, they simply switched away from guns to more convenient weapons.
A recent story from the UK noted that emergency room doctors were seeing a sharp rise in stabbings with a particular size of kitchen knife. what was their suggestion, ban that size of kitchen knife, like someone bent on violence won't simply grab the next available weapon or knife.
The frustration over mast killings is understandable and looking for an answer is certainly appropriate. Anyone with trouble shooting skills knows when addressing a problem you don't so much address the result of the problem but look one step in front of it and look into what caused the issue. Some people, with more level heads, are trying this approach to this problem by looking into the mental health issues involved, violent video games and movies, and other things possibly "outside the box" of our usual approaches.