I recall that, when "healthcare reform" was being "debated" I mentioned to a number of people why there was never any discussion about what countries had a healthcare delivery system that worked and why US citizens never demanded that we study those countries for the best solutions to our own troubles...every country is going broke delivering sick care but some countries are going broke far better than others. For their penury they get a satisfactory coverage in both quality and quantity. But no...."healthcare" in the US is a business, not a system and once again like every other major US societal question, what is "allowed" depends on the criminal (s) who are currently in charge of the whole mess.....
Same issue with gun care: as with every other
debate, i.e., emotional braying, importantly, the Bill of Rights is never consulted. Moreover, no one speaks up and says, "Excuse me sir/madame...where in the world do gun laws make sense?" Let's see if we can have a real debate that will include the important point that a large portion of the US population (including the entire government) is criminal and the "Friday Night Gun and Knife Club" in cities and towns across the US is represented in far greater numbers than the "lone nut" variety of criminal. I know this for a fact. I used to be an ER nurse.
Below is a summary of gun laws across the world. Briefly review them and weigh a country's laws vs gun morbidity/mortality/property crime rates in that country. Then ask yourself what an unpolitically correct debate about guns should really include.
And always remember, that for the heartbreak that we have
just witnessed, for the agony of those families who lost precious loved ones at the tenderest time of the year, We the People of the United States kill children such as these every day in Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, you name it, without even a shrug...young bodies blown to bits as we shop at Best Buy.
That might be a good place to start the discussion.