America is back! And this summer is going to be quite the scene. A crime scene. While we’re rejoicing at being let back out into the community, we’re also feeling cautious because that community might be a little more violent than it was when we quarantined. “They are cheerleading the return of office workers to downtowns and encouraging tourists to visit, eager to rejuvenate the economy and build public confidence. But they are also frantically trying to quell a surge of homicides, assaults and carjackings that began during the pandemic and has cast a chill over the recovery.” As Battle Against Virus Wanes, Mayors Confront a New Challenge: Crime.

+ “By almost every measure, 2021 has already been a terrible year for gun violence. And many fear it will get worse. Last weekend alone, more than 120 people died in shootings.” WaPo: 2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades. So far, 2021 is worse. (We’re not gonna let a little pandemic interrupt America’s favorite pastime.)

+ One possible cause of the 2020 murder increase: More guns. (You know what is never a possible cause of a murder increase? Fewer guns.)