Jackson, Mississippi is looking at banning Pit Bulls. A Pit Bull is an American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier. Just so you know.
Let me describe how you go about banning Pit Bulls:
1) Become fearful because a chained resident Pit Bull kills a child in another city.
2) Talk about how there have been 8 dog attacks since December, five on humans.
3) Mention that two have been from mixed breeds, but call them Pit Bull mixes.
4) Ban Pit Bulls (Jackson has not gotten to this step, but they're close).
5) And by Pit Bulls, include American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Bulldog. Neglect to mention only two of those breeds are Pit Bulls. Fact is not necessary to ban dogs.
6) See how safe the community feels. Ignore increased dog bites and litigation fees.
This is irrational behavior. It is also illogical. I will hope Jackson chooses an approach that addresses the problem, not the symptoms.