Marksmanship and Accuracy Inequality are huge issues. When 60 people are shot and only 3 or 4 die, we all lose.
Chicago hit 1,900+ shootings as of today, but there are only 280+ homicides, indicating a widening racial disparity in accuracy that some experts say primarily impacts young men of color.
"Unless accuracy inequality is addressed," President Obama said today in reference to figures showing that whites commit only 1% of the shootings in Chicago, but that all hits are fatal, "we can expect more of what we saw in Ferguson, in Baltimore, and other racially disparate cities where young men of color often shoot thousands of rounds of ammunition but have less to show for it than young men of other backgrounds." The president went on to say that his final months of elected office would be "dedicated to showing young people that they can hit what they shoot at" if they "set their minds to it."
Hillary Clinton, who spoke to reporters during a campaign rally in front of nearly 47 supporters, said, "Guns don't kill people. Accuracy inequality and Republican tax breaks kill people. And if I am elected president, we are going to ensure that accuracy inequality is brought to heel," a reference to Clinton's 1990s statement that young African Americans were "super-predators" who often shot people in painful, but not fatal, locations such as the lower leg, buttocks, or the fleshy part of the shoulder. Clinton said that when she is elected, young men of color would have the finest ammo and weapons, fully equal to those of the police. A massive Federal program providing marksmanship training in these cities, is being considered.
Guns don't kill people, accuracy inequality and Republican tax breaks kill people. Hillary 2016, will fix this.