The standard statement by police commissioners and other politicians in high crime cities is “there are too many guns on the street”… I have never heard any of these idiots say “there are too many criminals on the street”.
This is why those are high crime cities.
Problem statements drive the solution. Incorrect and unarticulated problem statements limit the range of solutions.
Defining the problem is sometimes the most difficult. And if you let your enemies define the problem you cannot win. The best you can hope for is that you don’t lose.—Joe]