Like all shootings, those that took place in Milwaukee after a well - publicized gun buyback program were tragic, sorrowful events.
But it's wrong to suggest the violence proves the program was misguided.
Every gun turned in was not necessarily a weapon sure to be used in a crime - - and violence prevention is a complex matter.
Removing the guns was a statement by citizens who showed they want safer streets, and homes less likely to be devastated by accidental gunplay, carelessness or suicide.
Credit goes to the City and program participants.