I work in a field where I interact with hundreds of pits and pit mixes every week. These are tender, loving, gentle and beautiful family pets. It is not the breed's fault that ignorant people are training them (or not socializing them properly) and it is resulting in very unfortunate incidents anymore than it is a 9mm's fault for killing someone. I am a firm believer in "punish the deed, not the breed"!!! The criminals responsible for these incidents are the ones who should be severely punished!!!! My sweet, family friendly pets should not be categorized with the ones that have not been trained properly. Please people, we have come so far over the last few years... Let's not digress. Put your money where your mouth is and start standing up for what is right. I support pit bulls. I hope you will too!!!!