I haven’t written about the recent American gun shooting. Or even the Chinese knifing. Although I have read plenty of views on both.
I did read one article that pointed out that every time there is yet another shooting in America, there is a lot of outcry – and nothing happens. Yet other countries (I think UK, Canada, Norway and Aus were mentioned) change their gun laws.
The same article concluded with a comment that it was hardly surprising the rest of the world considered America to be dangerous and mad. Sorry I didn’t save the link, but if I find it, I’ll add it. Link here to the ATLANTIC.
American citizens’ right to bear arms is just totally whacky and anachronistic. Should I be able to wander down Main Street in Gib toting a gun like I was in the OK Corral?
Guns are meant for one thing. Killing.
Yes, I know some people do it for ‘sport’ with clay pigeons, or hunter target whatever it is (all using animal targets I might add, even if they are fabricated. They could use fake people perhaps. That might be more fun). Or even just shooting at a range. Why not play darts, or learn fencing or martial arts?
Many of the multiple shootings are put down to mental illness. But making guns easily available hardly controls the issue.
Here is an excellent article that says everything I want to, so saves me writing it. Please take time to read it. It’s not long – and it’s where I took the title of this post from.
I read a few more internet comments about prayers and thoughts are with all those involved. That will so help won’t it?
America, you are a new country. Part of you lives in the past. The other part wants to run the world. Can’t do both. It’s time you brought in gun legislation. Or go back to the wild west, sort out your own problems and stop invading the rest of the world.
I wonder if Dunblane would have received as much coverage if the internet had been around back then?
Dunblane? Where? What?
Wiki link for those of you who want to read who kills how many and where.
And a discussion about guns in America, whether gun legislation works and, those wicked statistics.