Why can’t Americans see their own terror?
RE: Dallas shootings Donald Trump’s argument that if you arm everyone — like he has suggested about the Paris shootings — the carnage would not have happened, does not hold up when a deranged gunman kills five heavily armed policeman and injures many others.
America needs to wake up to the reality that guns should only be carried by people who have gone through rigorous tests and checkups, with yearly followups. Carrying guns should not be a right, but a very sad necessity only for those who need to bear arms, excluding the general population.
When toddlers can shoot and kill each other, which happens too frequently in the U.S., people including the NRA and the Republican Party have a lot to answer for. For the Christian right in the U.S. (Sarah Palin and her followers), the right to carry arms seems to far outweigh the commandment Thou Shalt not Kill.
The mood in America is turning ugly and racial tensions are getting scarier. Combined with guns, this seems like a tinderbox. ISIL is killing fewer people through its suicide attacks than Americans are killing each other with guns.
How come Americans are so obsessed with the war on terror yet can’t see and act on it in their own country? Margaret Jolink, Ancaster