The NY Times runs an open letter from Heads of Schools Against Gun Violence. New York area headmasters deliver the expected liberal plea, but we wonder about their relationship to the reality-based community:
The United States leads the world in the number of guns per capita; it leads in homicides, suicides and accidental deaths involving guns; and it leads the world in the number of children killed by and with guns, every year. In these grim statistical categories, no nation comes close to our level of violence and gun-related death.
Really? So if I look up Mexico or Brazil I will see they have a lower gun homicide rate? Or are neither Brazil nor Mexico "nations"? Isn't that a bit, hmm, Euro-centric? Or First Worldy, or anyway, something that liberals would deplore if they spotted it in a righty?
The US is a violent country (although the violent crime rate is apparently higher in Britain.) These heads of school could make a perfectly plausible point relying on facts, not fantasy.
BUT DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT: PolitiFact debunked this when it was a Fecebook meme.