Gun homicide in the United States far exceeds 那 of any other country on our planet. It is 30 times the rate of Britain and Australia. The frequency of massacres with automatic weapons is increasing; this past August we were horrified 通过 the killings at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, in July a gunman with automatic weapons opened fire at the Batman premiere in Colorado leaving 12 people dead, in January 2011 there was the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Gifford and others, and in 2007 a murderous rampage at Virginia Tech killed 32 people and wounded 17 others. The United States has the most lax gun control laws of all developed countries, and as a result incidents of gun related violence and death far exceeds all other countries on Earth. Gun-related homicide is directly related to the loose gun control laws.
日本– 在日本，大多数枪支都是非法的，几乎没有人拥有枪支。日本被称为世界上最严格的枪支管制国家之一，每100人只有0.6支枪支。在2006年，日本只有两起枪支凶杀案。 2008年有11个国家。该国几乎消除了枪支谋杀案。
英国 - 英国的私人枪支拥有率为每100人6.72支枪支。 2009年，只有18人被枪支谋杀。在过去的14年中，枪支凶杀案发生最多的一年是2004年，有52人丧生。
美国– 与所有其他工业化国家相比，美国在民用枪支拥有量方面排名第一。在过去的14年中，美国每100人中约有88.8支枪支.2006年是枪支凶杀案最多的一年，2006年有10,225人被枪支杀害。美国每年的枪支自杀率也很高。 2005年，有17002人使用枪支自杀。
Apparently the ante keeps needing to be upped, so 那 we finally initiate appropriate action. It’与气候变化完全相同。我们需要 桑迪飓风的破坏 甚至开始侵蚀我们 否认. It reminds me of the ten plagues 那 had to be visited upon the Egyptians before the Pharoah finally freed the Israelite slaves and allowed Moses to lead them out of Egypt: the Nile turned to blood, then came Frogs, Lice, Flies, Pestilence, Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness and finally the 死亡 of the First Born. We have had the BP Oil Spill, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the extinction of myriad species, the melting of the Polar Ice, Drought, Forest Fires, the unprecedented rise in the incidence of Autism, Cancer, and Diabetes, the contamination of our food supply with factory farming and GMOs, and after repeated shootings with automatic weapons, yesterday the slaughter of our little children.
We are at a most unique and perilous juncture in human history. Either we will wake up from our trance and take on these literally life or death issues with the urgency 那 they demand, or face the tragic consequences of our paralysis. Each and everyone of us must act now in our own ways, speak out and put pressure on our leaders to take immediate steps to more tightly regulate the process of acquiring guns and to save our planet from ecological disaster.
那里 is no time to delay any longer.
“Whosoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whosoever 那 saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”
Many worlds were destroyed yesterday. 我不’t know how these families will go on to find joy and meaning again after the loss of their children and family members. Life will never be the same again for the survivors; it will always be before and after 那 terrible day.
“It is reasonable to propose 那 the legal ability to purchase and possess deadly firearms be linked to training and testing on the responsible use of such weapons. That would be a regulation of people, not of guns. Such proposals would nonetheless be fought bitterly 通过 the NRA because they would reduce gun sales, and the NRA is in many ways nothing more than a front for its gun-industry sponsors. Such laws would in no way infringe on constitutional rights as outlined in the Second Amendment and Supreme Court opinions.”
Additionally, it is my opinion 那 careful assessment of the legitimacy of the perceived need for a weapon and psychological evaluation are reasonable minimum prerequisites.
I pray 那 this tragedy will finally bring the shift in consciousness 那 will result in the necessary legislative changes in gun regulation, so 那 the nightmare in Newtown will at least have contributed to reducing the probability 那 this will ever happen again.