Remember the weeks after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, and the fever, both on the state and federal side, to pass gun control legislation? Today the U.S. Senate rejected a ban on military style assault rifle look-alikes, and the Minnesota House is rejecting just about every bill, including a universal background check measure. The NRA believes it could lead to universal registration, where the government will know everyone who has legally obtained a gun. But they'll never know who has them illegally. Meanwhile, in New York, they are moving to get rid of frisking of people police stop because some think it leads to or stems from racial profiling. If you want to reduce gun violence, here's how you do it...instead of spending thousands of hours examining the rare school shootings that might kill a total of 30 people nation wide each year from some psycho who may or may not have gotten their guns legally, look at, for example the 532 people murdered in President Obama's hometown of Chicago in 2012, or the 10,000 or so firearms murders in the U.S. every year. Look at each mundane murder that happens every day, and when a person is convicted, find out how he or she got his or her weapon, and attack from that angle. How much do you want to bet that most were done with guns that were stolen or obtained illegally...meaning in violation of existing laws. Why not enforce existing laws and prevent the types of murders that occur every day instead of focusing on the handful of headline-inducing massacres? In a way, it's racism, because the headline murders usually involve white victims and white psycho killers. To only go after those crimes is like saying we don't care about the young black or hispanic men and women that get murdered every day in every city and state in the U.S.