The U.S. has only 4% of the global population, yet this tiny percentage owns nearly 50% of all civilian-owned guns in the world! There are more guns in the U.S. than there are people.
This is a curious fact. How did this come to be?
A quick glance into history illustrates how Americans regard their guns as a practical necessity. Slavery and genocide required a well-armed populace. Plus, the long-held affection for the western “cowboy,” who always wore a gun, reflects the American Ideal of independent-minded machismo.
In the U.S., the police shoot to kill, as do the citizens as they shoot at each other and at the police. And now a new reality game has caught the nation’s imagination and the mainstream media — school shootings. During the first half of 2018 there were 20 school shootings in the U.S. Young white males stomped into a grade school or high school, where they were sure to find unarmed kids packed tightly together, and opened-up with their high powered automatic weapons . . . which they or their parents bought legally.
There is something terribly fucked about this scenario. The problem can’t be with the guns, because a gun is an inert object with no emotions, no thoughts, no motives.
Therefore, guns are not the problem. The CULTURE is the problem!