Monday 20 November 2017

Easy availability of guns is at the root of USA's mass shootings

A man grieves at a memorial site for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty
A man grieves at a memorial site for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Once again, we are in a period of mourning for innocent lives, this time in the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida - the latest gun massacre in the US.

Once again, there are various reactions, much as before: genuine sorrow, politicians' promises, crocodile tears and much glee by gun dealers at the prospect of sales rocketing again at the threat of gun-control measures.

The main problem is the easy availability of guns. This is due to America's gun culture, which, historically, has been sustained by many groupings and interests: the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Ku Klux Klan, the Black Power movement etc.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss