Facts to consider in light of the Newtown tragedy…

We here at TJP.com are extremely reluctant to wade into the debate about gun policy that’s taking place after this tragic event.  In private discourse, our impression is that anyone who wants to have a conversation about guns right now doesn’t really want to have a conversation about guns.  People on both side of this issue are reacting reflexively and emotionally.  That’s understandable, but still unfortunate.  So we’re not going to voice our (generally pro-gun) opinions here.  But here are some facts that thoughtful analysts of the issue should not neglect: