Gun-control debate should be refocused on places like Cleveland, not Sandy Hook: Mark Naymik | cleveland.com
Cleveland streets are a better battleground for the gun-control debate than Newtown, Conn. The incomprehensible December mass shooting of children at Sandy Hook Elementary sparked the first real push for gun control in years. But statistically speaking, it was an anomaly. The shooter was mentally ill and used a legally purchased gun. Though the mix of unchecked mental illness and access to guns certainly deserves attention, the issue does not fuel everyday gun violence.