2nd amendment and the CDC report on Gun violence.
Give me a moment to make the case here.
The CDC report on gun violence makes very interesting reading and you can find it here:
Violence-Related Firearm Deaths Among Residents of Metropolitan Areas and Cities --- United States, 2006--2007
The term MSA refers to Metropolitan statistical area and is a geographical area that surrounds and includes some major cities in the US.
If you read to the bottom of the report you will see the following summary in the editorial note:
Proposed measures for directly reducing the risk for firearm homicide and firearm suicide have included behavior-oriented approaches such as education regarding the safe storage and handling of guns (6,7), strategies to change the design of firearms to make them safer (8), and legislative efforts to reduce the potential for firearm-related violence (e.g., licensing requirements and waiting periods to reduce the potential consequences of impulsive suicidal behavior) (9). However, most of these direct measures have not been evaluated adequately, making it difficult to know their effectiveness in reducing firearm-related deaths and injuries (10). Progress in preventing firearm violence will require further investigation of the effectiveness of such proposed measures, as well as building the capacity of states and communities to successfully implement programs focused on reducing all forms of interpersonal and self-directed violence.
There have been numerous discussions on several threads about things like HR 822, pediatricians asking aobut firearms in the home, etc. If everyone could just take a deep breath and think about what is in this CDC report and how we might take appropriate steps to reduce suicide and homicide realted to guns, there might be some common grounds on which we could proceed.