you look at the extreme level of violence in cities such as chicago, new orleans, detroit, st louis, and baltimore, you will notice most of the violence is in black neighborhoods. Some will argue that poor neighborhoods will have more crime regardless of race and i agree. However, very poor neighborhoods dont always translate to extreme violence. You can go to very poor white neighborhoods in west virginia or kentucky and there is virtually no violence. What i did notice is that almost 75% of all blacks are born out of wedlock. I think thats the true problem. When you dont have a father in the picture, you probably wont have discipline in the household. Most often these kids dont even know who their fathers are and have siblings from differnet men; hence they have no real identity. At least with divorce, the father most often has a relationship with his child and is only a phone call away from giving him an ass kicking if he is disrespectful to teachers or cops. I am shocked none of these black athletes take the time to sit down with these communities and talk about the many issues one brings on to both themselves and their children by bringing them into this world not only out of wedlock but to a very young woman with no skills. It really makes no sense., my god, almost 75% !! Thats kind of crazy. I really feel that as long as this form of irresponsibility perpetuates, these communities will be violent no matter how tight gun control laws are. im only posting facts, im not being racist. Children born into a traditional family regardless of race ir wealth, have a MUCH high probability of being a productive citizen opposed being born out of wedlock.