The reason nothing changes is because the arguments about gun legislation are just as ideological as everything else in this hopelessly divided country.
The industry and its lobbyists have repeatedly exploited the original sin of fear to advance aggressive pro-gun agendas.
'In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the U.S. gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.'
There are many types of political courage. An extreme approach would be to revoke the right to own guns and make ownership so difficult as to discourage most people from trying.
For as long as the influence of gun lobbyists remains strong and while there is no increase in social awareness, the massacres will remain routine.
The American reality is a self-made nightmare. It is the nightmare of a country which is killing its children..."
<i>It seems that in the United States, it has been assumed that good people should live on high alert.</i>
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What happened here is not that guns killed people. A bad man with a history of violence was allowed to roam free, warning signs were ignored and government bungled.
The world is changing, but those in charge in Washington see no need to change the Constitution ... How can such absurdity be explained?
Guns are bad and they should ban all of them.