Sweden has a problem with hand grenades

Listen to the segment "Sweden has a problem with hand grenades" from the March 3, 2018 episode

From the list of things I didn't know: Sweden has a problem with gangs using hand grenades.

Part of the problem is in how the law there treats those weapons.

But a chief in the police intelligence unit there also says, "It's important to say that weapons themselves aren't really the problem -- the problem is people are choosing to use weapons."

Ultimately, that's true -- just like it is here in the US. But take a look at their all-of-the-above, full-spectrum approach to the problem: Sweden is looking at doing things to ensure young people have better things to do than fight and join gangs.

They ought to change the laws that create an artificial "incentive" to use grenades instead of guns. But they're also very smart to take the full-spectrum approach to curbing violence.

Are we smart enough to do the same when it comes to our own problems with violence and dangerous weapons?

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