Most of our "gun violence" is concentrated in a few large cities. Because of PC nobody wants to talk about who really is predominately responsible for gun violence and where it really occurs. There are tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of rural American towns that go year after year with 0-1 acts of gun violence. There are several large cities that have daily gun violence.
Guns are not the problem. Urban gangs are most of the problem. An insecure southern border is another large part of the problem as millions of illegals, raised in the blood-letting of central and south American civil and gang wars over the last several decades, who place little value on human life, cross the border at will and feed already dangerous gang conditions in major cities.
In the 70s, Castro emptied his jails of the worst Cuban offenders and then for good measure, emptied his insane asylums as well, encouraged them to find any floating device available, and make for the US shores (see Mariel Boat Lift). Juhmmy Cahtah used US naval and Coast Guard resources to "rescue" some 125,000 people and offered them amnesty and sanctuary in the US, mainly in FL. It was not until the crime rates soared, and murder rates mimicked those of Chicago in the roaring 20's and 30's that he realized the error of his ways and stuck a cork into the bursting dam.
In many US cities, it is not much different than it is in Iraq or Somalia. We have roving gangs of young men, loyal to a "tribe" to the extent that they will die or kill for it above anything else. They are often well armed as smuggling arms is just as easy as smuggling drugs and people, and, with the introduction of hyper-violent central and south American gangs such as MS-13, increasingly violent. We cannot, by law, use our military to disband and eliminate these threats. We cannot, because of PC, discuss these threats. And much of the burgeoning violence really is traceable to a southern border immigrant problem. Another now growing source of problems is coming from African refugees to whom we offer asylum from war ravaged nations there. Yet another group of immigrants who's past is little but violence and taking what they need for survival. Such groups rarely integrate well into a modern, industrialized society, no matter how heart wrenching their predicament or good intentioned the asylum.
So, it is not giong to be a hot topic. If it is a hot topic, at some point some politician is going to have to commit political suicide and point out the huge gulf in crime rates between certain identifiable groups in this nation. At some point some politician would have to explain to the American people the difference between crime rates and total number of acts. At some point some politician would have to propose a solution that would be built upon the realities of who is really committing the most violent of crimes in this nation. Certainly those of all races, creeds and religions commit unconsciounable acts, and violent crimes. Any national dialogue on the issue is going to bring out the demagogues in force claiming that quoting certain realities of violent crime is equivalent to racial slurs and prejudice because "everyone does it".
So those of us who believe in our constitutional rights; and those of us who believe in forcing the government to fulfill it's consitutional obligations to provide for the common defense by shutting down the invasion over our southern border; and those of us who recognize a man by the content of his character and not the color of his skin, and do so to an extent where conversations about subjects that do have a strong racial, religious or heritage component are simply factual without animus or guilt, will not have an opportunity to discuss the actual reasons the bodies are piling up, and will instead watch inanimate tools be blamed and see our individual rights trampled to supposedly protect the rights of others with no sense of community, morality or nation. Our culture, our heritage, our rights will be maligned the world over. And then, either none of us has rights any longer and we resemble a third world dictatorship or, with the disarming of the population, the the true slaughter on American streets will begin.