Their battle is a long-term fight, in a country that counts practically as many guns in circulation as inhabitants.
<i>The U.S. is starting to take concrete measures to avoid more murders</i>
The death of students and teachers at a school in Parkland, Florida may be the straw that breaks the camel's back regarding the leniency of American gun legislation in the acquisition and sale of firearms.
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"This shooting is different from the other ones," a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told The New York Times. "I just have a gut feeling — something is going to change."
For now, that "something" boils down to President Donald Trump's very vague, very insufficient promise to ban "bump stocks," [Read more]
How long would it be until politicians had to acquiesce to public pressure if all the classrooms were childless?
These are moments that briefly unite the country in pain, but the unity ends with the weapons.
Barack Obama wanted three attributes of Australia for America. He wanted Australia's universal healthcare system, its gun laws and its compulsory voting system. These are three of the defining differences between the two societies.
Each time there is another shooting, it is impossible not to make the connection between access to firearms and the attacks themselves ... for some people like Trump, the relationship isn't so clear.
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.