Ignoring the War at Home

Roughly 13,000 Americans are killed by a gun in a homicide every year (this does not include the more than 20,000 Americans who commit suicide using a gun every year).

Let’s put that in perspective.

During the deadliest year for Americans of the Vietnam War in 1968, 16,899 Americans died.

During the Korean War, roughly 12,000 Americans died each year.

Those foreign wars consumed the U.S. government and the country. Today, the war Americans are fighting at home against gun violence is being ignored by our leaders, who seem to believe they can get by with doing nothing.

The above excerpt was originally published in U.S. News & World Report.