From the Department of Stating the Obvious:

Deputy Police Chief Nick Metz and Assistant Chief for Operations Paul McDonagh said that while gang activity has played a role in the 20 percent jump in homicides this year, the common denominator is guns.

"A person who has a gun is more likely to use a gun," said Metz after the weekly council briefing.

And the corollary is that the more often guns are used, the more likely an innocent bystander is likely to be caught in the crossfire. Feel free to defend your unfettered constitutional right to own handguns and other firearms, as long as you also acknowledge the inevitable consequences.