If the deadliest mass shooting in a high school was not enough, another tragedy won’t be the key to changing things. It will be the people.
These two shootings bring to light two outrageous problems in the United States: dangerously inadequate gun control laws and the growing strength of right-wing extremism.
No matter how cynical it may sound, the whole world and, apparently, Americans themselves, are used to such crimes, which have frankly become one of the calling cards of the United States and an integral part of American democracy.
The scale of distribution of civilian guns is beyond imagination.
For a long time, two cancers have been eating away at American society: the gun lobby and white supremacy. And Washington politicians persist in refusing treatment.
Trump behaves like a dangerous arsonist. His words reinvigorate and legitimize white supremacists. This is today’s America.
'[C]alls for caution stimulated sales. Buyers feared that restrictive laws would prevent access to the arms market.'
[I]t remains very controversial and is considered ineffective, even dangerous, by advocates of tighter gun control.
Since Jan. 1, 2018, more than 11,980 people have lost their lives, and 23,332 more have been injured, in gun violence in the United States.