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.
'[C]alls for caution stimulated sales. Buyers feared that restrictive laws would prevent access to the arms market.'
Arguments simply have no grip on people for whom carrying a gun ... is an important part of their identity.
"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]
The industry and its lobbyists have repeatedly exploited the original sin of fear to advance aggressive pro-gun agendas.
The American reality is a self-made nightmare. It is the nightmare of a country which is killing its children..."
The world is changing, but those in charge in Washington see no need to change the Constitution ... How can such absurdity be explained?