Neil Macdonald: Death and delusion in a nation of assault rifles- CBC News December 17, 2012
I agree with MacDonald on several points, and having been raised in the States (in a houseful of hand guns, the ‘normal’ there) I can attest to the utter hypocrisy of the US media in this case…not to mention the utter lack of self-awareness on the part of the populace, who treat gun ownership like gardening…or groceries.
What astounds me, speaking of hypocrisy, is the lack of putting this horrible event in the context of all the children destroyed by US forces, let`s say, for argument`s sake, just in the last decade…and now, not even a human being on the other side of the killing machines that are drones….in the Mid-East, for now, but who knows? Are the children who die in wars less innocent , less tragic than those slaughtered by a crazed gunman at home? Are the women who nurture and teach in Pakistan or Afghanistan less valuable as parents and human beings than those who heroically, and hopelessly, tried to stop the carnage in Connecticut?
Apparently, the government of Canada is feeling very NRA-ish these days..