While generally Americans are quite ignorant about the rest of the world, not my blog readers though of course, Australians are quite well informed about the America, whether we want to be or not. We know about the political power of the National Rifle Association and we know about the right to bear arms in their constitution.
I took the massacre of 35 people in Australia for severe laws controlling guns to be enacted.
As a proportion of population, will it take the US to have a massacre of 200 in one hit before a politician is brave enough to to enact the will of decent people? And I don't mean your church going folksy types in Idaho.
I heard one US person argue that the victims should have had their own guns to protect themselves. It is odd that this sort of thing never happens in Europe where no one has guns to protect themselves.