The former mayor of Santiago, Mexico Edelmiro Cavasos, is one of 28,000 Mexicans who have died over the past four years in drug-gang-fueled violence, which has some of its roots in the weak gun laws of the U.S.
What is it going to take to convince the federal government that current drug policies are not working? By denying reality and not regulating and taxing marijuana, we are fueling a war that we are clearly losing.
There is no question that we need to devote far more resources to enforcing federal gun laws. But it is a transparent fallacy to argue that deficiencies in enforcing current laws justify inaction to strengthen those laws.
On this day 29 years ago, a robust, warm, funny, clever man took a bullet intended for the President. Back then, this happened because we made it too easy in America for dangerous people to get dangerous guns. We still do.
It is unacceptable, in a civilized and progressive society, that a business using a website, or any other form of mass communication, can facilitate the selling, buying and exploitation of children for sex.