FLASHBACK: How Many More Massacres Until Action is Taken?

Tanya’s Thoughts: Though this post is from last December, it is still extremely relevant to the ongoing issue of gun regulations. The post also offers some great counters to many of the gun lobby’s arguments.

The Political Idealist

Originally published on 15th December 2012.

The world was shaken by yesterday’s news that yet another school massacre has taken place in the United States- this time a 20 year old man who shot 26 people in a Connecticut elementary school (which does not match the Columbine tragedy in which it was teenagers shooting their classmates). The tragedy as attracted sympathy from people worldwide, and President Obama was clearly emotional when delivering a short statement to the press on the matter yesterday evening.

Whilst such mass, indiscriminate shootings are not exclusive to the United States, it is apparent that the US suffers from these on a regular basis compared with the rest of the world. Gun crime is astronomically high by international standards, and gun ownership is tolerated to a much greater extent in American society. In a country in which bullets can be picked up at the local supermarket-…

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About Tanya

I'm Tanya and I'm a 2015 journalism school graduate from SUNY Purchase College. I blog on a wide variety of issues: women's rights, racism, the American justice system, activism, the environment, etc. Knowledge truly is power, so my goal is to empower people to create change in society.

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