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Gun Control: Cho Seung-Hui Is America’s Problem

by | 5th, May 2007

CHO Seung-Hui massacres at Virginia Tec. And America talks and talks about what to do. Who or what is to blame? Did Cho do it because he was:


Infatuated by a girl

Tuning into the wrong TV shows?

Part of a family who had emigrated to America?  

Controlled by others still at large?  

An Asian male?

Not an Asian male?

Loveable and fragile“?

Developed in a feminised society?


A suicide bomber?

A victim of Liberals?

Or did he just shoot lots of people because he had easy access to lots of guns?

In One Gun For Every Citizen, The Week writes:

How much gun violence is there in the U.S?
About 1,000 crimes involving firearms are committed every day, and some 29,000 Americans are killed by firearms every year. Of those victims, about 11,000 are murdered, 17,000 use a gun to commit suicide, and nearly 1,000 die in accidents. (By comparison, the annual toll of gun deaths in Britain is about 100, and in Canada, 168.) Every day in the U.S., eight children alone die from a gun wound. “As far as young people are concerned,” says Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund, “we lose the equivalent of the massacre at Virginia Tech every four days.”

How Other Countries Do It
In several Western nations, massacres by gun-wielding nuts have led to strict gun-control laws without much political controversy. In 1996, a drifter gunned down 16 children at an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland. Within a year, Great Britain made it illegal to buy or possess a handgun. In Israel, gun-license regulations were stiffened after Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, in 1993. In Port Arthur, Australia, a deranged gunman massacred 35 people in 1996. Prime Minister John Howard immediately launched a campaign that culminated in laws banning 60 percent of all firearms then available, and restrictions and licensing of the rest. Gun-control advocates consider Australia one of their greatest success stories. Since 1996, the rate of gun deaths in Australia has fallen by half. Australia today has a per-capita gun-crime rate less than one-tenth of that in the United States.

Mistakes are made – they always are. The trick is to learn from them. And while America talks and talks and talks, the incessant chattering shows a country unable, unwilling or incapable of moving on. Too much talk and not enough decisive action…

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