A crazed home-invader shot dead in North Bend after repeated warnings from the homeowner that he was armed; an ex-boyfriend killed by a Michigan woman as he was trying to strangle her; an image of Australian athletes in a United States gun shop holding shotguns and handguns for a photo; are these all examples of so-called “gun violence?”

Yes, depending upon to whom one listens. The image at left of the author holding a dead grouse he shot last fall, and the .22-caliber handgun used in the “fowl deed” would be defined as “gun violence” by some extremists hoping to make a point.

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