As we all know, there was a terrible tragedy with Colorado a few days ago.
Seems that Americans are brainwashed with the 2nd Amendment
Both the political parties won't go near the issue of gun control as it's an election year. Sad.The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.
A father who lost a son in the Columbine school shootings was interviewed. He was all for tighter gun control, he was also in tears with what happen in Colorado.
Good article in the L.A. Times regarding gun control.
Few signs Colorado shooting will make gun control a campaign issue
I wonder when the next mass shooting will take place? (As sad as it is to say that).
There have been 50 'mass shootings' since US senator Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head while meeting constituents at a grocery store some 18 months ago. A shooting with 2 or more people shot is considered a mass shooting.
Yes, we have issues here in Australia, mainly in Sydney at the moment. However, it is concentrated to the bike groups + Middle Eastern drug gangs in Western Sydney.
**Edit - another interesting article related to this subject.
The Dream Of Maximum Guns
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, who has waged a national campaign for stricter gun laws, offered a political challenge. "Maybe it's time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it," Mr. Bloomberg said during his weekly radio program, "because this is obviously a problem across the country."
Luke O'Dell of the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a Colorado group on the other side of the debate over gun control, took a nearly opposite view. "Potentially, if there had been a law-abiding citizen who had been able to carry in the theater, it's possible the death toll would have been less." Some survivors thought at first they were witnessing a promotional stunt.
The gunman, wearing what Aurora Police Department officials described as nearly head-to-toe "ballistic gear," including a throat protector and leggings, plus a gas mask and a long black coat, came in through a parking lot exit door near the screen of Theater 9.