The reflexive response of the American Gun Cult, of course, is “What does Europe know?”
Well, among other things, despite having more godless people and just as much mental illness, and just as many people with with wicked hearts and just as many video games and less prayer in schools and all the other things Christianist liars for the Gun Cult name as the *real* culprits of our gun slaughter epidemic, THEY DON’T HAVE OUR GUN SLAUGHTER EPIDEMIC.
What they have is sane gun laws. What we have is an insane gun regime caused by one obstructionist party of death who are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the arms industry.
Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade. – Pope Francis