I am 19 years old, and I am not an American citizen nor related to one. I am from Liberia, a nation founded by freed slaves from America, but I am a global citizen.
Eventually some school shooting is going to be the last. Even in America.
<i>It seems that in the United States, it has been assumed that good people should live on high alert.</i>
Several years ago, as a newcomer to the University of Iowa, I signed up for a training course in how to survive and face violent events called “Violent Incident Survival Training.” It is a kind of course [Read more]
These are moments that briefly unite the country in pain, but the unity ends with the weapons.
America’s gun control debate is basically a touring production. After every atrocity, the left and right take to their keyboards and television cameras and perform the same arguments, attack the same villains, perhaps with a few novelties thrown in for the locals.
Don't expect, as unbelievable as it sounds, shootings such as this one in Las Vegas – coming on top of the shooting of a congressman playing baseball and the Orlando nightclub mass killing – to derail this campaign on behalf of gun owners and others.
Americans are unlikely to give up on an ideology that breeds violence, misery and tragedy, and they will keep baking apple pies.