I joined talkRADIO’s Penny Smith on Monday to review two year-end developments: the Taliban’s 10-day ceasefire opening space for political negotiations in Afghanistan, and a record year for mass killings in the US.

Listen from 18:47 in 1700-1730 Segment

Any ceasefire is welcome but this is only a first step in what would take months over questions such as governing Afghanistan and stopping attacks on each other.

And on 41 mass killings in the US in 2019 — the highest total since records began in the 1970s — with 211 people slain:

You’ve got violence in all countries, but in the US is far easier to kill people — and to kill them much more quickly — with access to guns.