A recent article published on Digital Journal described 2009 as "The Year of the Gun". This article mentions an increase in the deaths of police officers by firearms in 2009. While it is horrible, we cannot assume that this is due to changes in gun laws.
"The Year of the Gun".
There clearly have been a number of number of bizarre incidents in the world this year that centered around violence. However, these incidents have not been associated with changes in gun laws. The shooting of Army recruits by a psychiatrist at Fort Hood to the release a person convicted of bombing a Pan Am civilian airline over Lockerbie, Scotland have been incidents involving not only our "trusted" medical profession, but international court systems as well. But we have seen this in the past. A good example is that of the serial killer, Dennis Rader, who worked for a city animal control agency and also installed home invasion alarms for a private security firm. He was convicted in 2005 for the deaths of individuals in their homes from 1974 to 1991, as the BTK (Bind, Torture, and Kill) Killer.