Sunday, 9 January 2011

The Tucson Shooting

No doubt that, as I write, the apologists of the National Rifle Association are already polishing the usual press releases; but the prime causes of the Tucson shooting are surely beyond debate.

In the 21st century, well over 100 years from the last days of the "Wild West", the yet prevailing culture of gunworship in the USA enabled an unbalanced, troubled young man to easily acquire a gun, and, furthermore, feel encouraged and licensed to use it by the atmosphere of hatred, bigotry and prejudice spread like a crimson plague by the ranting of the extreme Right.

1 comment:

  1. I am at a complete loss to understand why anyone would want to keep a lethal weapon for use against animals or people.

    And how folk can be so self-deluding that they then claim to be christian and loving I have not the slightest idea.

    To me they just look like hypocrites.

    Thanks for continually raising these issues on your blog.