"In 1975, we didn't have this problem," Glenn Brown, Paterson's police director and a lifelong resident, told the Herald News. "We didn't have the number of shootings that you have today.He goes on.
And we certainly didn't have the number of guns."
Those guns help feed a perception of violence in a city that could be, and should be, known for so much more...Still, the prevalence of guns is the game-changer, the difference, if you will, between life and death.
Yep. It's the NRA's fault again. Nevermind that in 1975 we also didn't have the NJ Assault Weapon Ban, Background checks or many other 'reasonable common sense laws. 'The VPC et al ramble on endlessly (falsely) that the firearm industry is dying and there are LESS firearm owners than there were in 1975 than now. But guns are the 'game changer'?
Oh wait, I apologize. I missed a word in the above quote.
"In 1975, we didn't have this gang problem,Hmm.
Maybe it has more to do w/ those gangs and parents not bothering to raise their children w/ any decency or common-sense?
Naw. That would just be pointing fingers.