Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Another Dozen More

And yet there is no way we put in background checks to prevent the criminal and the mentally insane from buying guns.

Of all the workplace accidents in the US, 8% are workplace homicides carried out with a gun.

But sadly, every time another one of these murderous rampages happen, the public becomes more convinced that there is nothing that can be done.  The apathy of ordinary Americans is matched by the unbelievable fervor of those who vote exclusively to make sure that every American has access to a semi-automatic weapon.

I have no idea how a solution happens, but some time in the next calendar year, we will have another mass shooting at a school or a workplace that will leave a dozen or two dozen people dead.

And yet there is apparently nothing we can do about it.

How is that for "American Exceptionalism"?

1 comment:

Arnold Brame said...

If there are 8% cases of homicides then I must say that's a huge rate. According to Health And Safety Training Peterborough, about 40% of the people who meet road accidents are either drunken or taken drugs.

Regards,
Arnold Brame