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Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, Minister

Jesse Jackson: Gun Control Alone Can’t Curb Violence 

By Commentaries/Opinions, Rev Jesse Jackson

To deal with our impoverished neighborhoods, it isn’t enough to get rid of the guns. The public squalor of our inner cities has to be addressed: schools modernized, affordable housing built, mass transit supplied, available jobs created. Gun control doesn’t cost much. Dealing with entrenched poverty costs real money, but less than we spend on the police, jails, drugs, alcoholism, and chronic illness — the dysfunction that comes from poverty.

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