Sunday 22 April 2018

Allison Pearson: We must do more than just weep for the victims of Sandy Hook massacre

Allison Pearson

After the Connecticut massacre, it's hard not to conclude that Americans are half in love with violent death.

For those of us who count the US among our favourite places and have American friends, the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School poses a bleak, but unavoidable question: what kind of country loves its guns more than its children?

You would have thought the causal relationship between unrestricted gun ownership and the bodies of 20 little kids, barely over the threshold of their lives, had now been established beyond all reasonable doubt.

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