Much has been made–and rightly so–about the Texas-based Arnold Foundation pledging $20 million for research into gun violence. The aim is to draw the federal government into the effort as well. It is also collaborating with the Rand Corp. to collect and analyze empirical data needed to make a case that would prompt consensus on acceptable gun control legislation.
Well (intentioned) and good (luck). It’s just too bad that common cause, common sense and what’s self-evident about what needs to be done about our malignant gun culture aren’t enough to make the case.