President Biden is right – gun violence IS a “national embarrassment”…..
President Biden is right – gun violence IS a “national embarrassment”…..!
And today, when much of the world is focused on the small English town of Windsor, it is perhaps poignant to remind people that a number equivalent to the population of Windsor lose their lives every year from guns in America. The number of American Servicemen killed in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq pale in comparison to those killed annually inside the country. And I often remind people of that fact when I take people to Windsor and they comment on the calm peacefulness of our country with minimal evidence of police on the street.
The lunatics cavorting around defending their rights with their battlefield weaponry should be derided for the idiots that they are.
And of course this gung-ho culture is bound to breed panic and indiscipline in the police – police officers are, after all, a reflection of the community they live in.
Although to Europe and most of the ”western world” the culture of “the Gun” is an anathema, although there are countries, like Switzerland, where gun ownership is on a par with the US. But casualties are minimal. Begs the question…..?
Let’s Tour England !