Every so often in the United States, the issue of killings by civilians, usually males of various ages, equipped with firearms resurges. The latest incident involved a 15-year-old student who, last Friday, opened fire on his classmates while they were having breakfast in the school cafeteria. Two teenagers – one [Read more]
A partially real, partially imaginary fear has gripped many Americans. Fear of terrorism, crazed gunmen, next door neighbors and anything different. Fear is overcome by security, and guns give many a sense of security.
There were no stricter gun laws enacted even in the wake of the massacre of 20 children two years ago. Why should two dead kids make any difference now?