September 13th, 2015

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Bang bang! Did anyone record this?

The gruesome murder of two TV persons on air is now top news around the media at both sides of the Atlantic. The sad thing is, people have grown so accustomed to hearing that sort of news coming from America that the overwhelming response I'm hearing is, "Meh, no surprise there". It's just that Americans reaching for the gun to sort out their issues has become the standard now.

There are two possible explanations for what happened, and the pattern that it's part of. One is that there's something very perverse in this right to freely and openly bear arms that's at the core of American society - I mean, the very idea of someone being able to carry a loaded gun around schools, hospitals, or as is this case, a live-TV studio, is truly mind-boggling for a non-American.

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