After the slaughter at Sandy Hook school, America’s firearms debate intensifies
Since the outrage that shocked the world, another 500 Americans have died because of absurd gun Laws. They include a boy, just 3, a church volunteer and a victim of road rage. And the solution? More guns, says the NRA. Unbelievable…
In the nine days since 27 people – 20 of them young children – were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, at least 500 are believed to died in the US because of the America’s lax gun laws. Hardly surprising, given there are almost 10,000 homicides (and 20,000 more suicides and accidents) every year because of a nation’s zealous faith in the right to bear arms, and its absurd interpretation of how to apply today a constitutional amendment framed more than 200 years ago.
Among them was three-year-old Ryder Rozier from Guthrie, Oklahoma, who found a gun in his uncle’s house and shot himself in the head. Demetrius Cruz, 15, was shot twice in the back while riding in his cousin’s car in Denver, and three men were found slaughtered at a mobile home in Cleburne County, Alabama: their suspected murderer, Romero Moya, 33, was shot dead by police.