The carnage in Las Vegas is shocking, but it’s what we should expect when powerful weapons are easy to acquire and we live in a gun-crazy country.
We stand alone in civilian ownership of guns.
Compared to other rich countries, we commit more murders with guns (we also commit more suicides with guns — they’re very efficient for that purpose).
As any rational person would predict, the more guns in your state, the more gun deaths you’ll have.
At the same time, it’s off the front pages temporarily, but the carnage continues in Puerto Rico. Our government’s response has been lacking because of who lives there.
This country accepts an incredible amount of gun violence and still has colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific. America is truly exceptional.