Is it too much to hope that America may be nearing the point of progress over the urgent — and long overdue — issue of gun violence? More than 5,000people have been killed by guns since the start of this year. More than 10,000have been injured. There have been more than 112 mass shootings. Just this week, a murder-suicide claimed two lives on the UCLA campus. In 2013, the U.S. saw more than 30,000 gun-related deaths. There's cause to believe that 2016 will see a similarly horrifying tally.
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