I’m sorry but when people in politics and the media start proposing armed guards at Kindergartens you know there are deep underlying issues within that given society.
I have rallied on this subject before but the U.S’s issue with firearms boils down to paranoid people wandering the streets with guns.
From a Kiwi perspective it’s a scary thought thinking the guy walking towards you on a Texas Street could be carrying a weapon, could go ‘postal’ at the slightest affront.
Placing guns in the easy reach of planets most paranoid populous is a recipe for disaster.
So many guns there’s 9 for every in 10 U.S civilians.
Presidents, Congressmen/women are prime targets.
In Australia, Prime Minister John Howard summed-up the situation down here when he commented after a 1996 mass killings in that country that "we took action to limit the availability of guns, and we showed a national resolved that the gun culture that is such a negative in the U.S. would never become a negative in our country."
In New Zealand they vet all potential gun-owners to prevent known nutters like Adam Lanza getting their psychotic paws on them.
N.Z has all but banned people killing sub-machineguns.
The two main political parties here have a bi-partisan approach to gun control.
People here feel safe.
People in the U.S obviously don’t, when the only credible non-recreational reason for carrying a gun in the first-place is to shoot someone.
By the way the photo (above) is of Caroline Previdi a six year old victim of the Sandy Hook massacre.
She looks spookily like my own daughter did at that age.
Try telling her parents the U.S gun laws aren’t fucked-up.