mardi 7 novembre 2017

Why the USA will never sort gun control, love for the gun...

This is why the USA will never sort gun control and has to learn to just live with regular massacres and a rate of gun deaths way higher than any equivalent country;

"The United States is one of only three countries, along with Mexico and Guatemala, that begin with the opposite assumption: that people have an inherent right to own guns.
The main reason American regulation of gun ownership is so weak may be the fact that the trade-offs are simply given a different weight in the United States than they are anywhere else.
After Britain had a mass shooting in 1987, the country instituted strict gun control laws. So did Australia after a 1996 incident. But the United States has repeatedly faced the same calculus and determined that relatively unregulated gun ownership is worth the cost to society.
That choice, more than any statistic or regulation, is what most sets the United States apart.
“In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate,” Dan Hodges, a British journalist, wrote in a post on Twitter two years ago, referring to the 2012 attack that killed 20 young students at an elementary school in Connecticut. “Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.”

I would go further back and Columbine. Once the USA decided children massacring other children was bearable it was over. Sandy Hook just confirmed that. There is never going to be a tipping point where enough people decide there has to be a change and guns have to be properly regulated.

The love felt for the gun exceeds the love felt for children.

via International Skeptics Forum

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