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Why Gun Violence Will Not End

I’ve given much thought to writing about gun violence in the United States. Not a week goes by without hearing about a shooting somewhere in our country, most often by a person who obtained a gun legally and has a beef with a particular segment of society.

It’s gotten to the point where we’re used to it; the events have become almost predictable. There’s a pattern to them we know all too well: The event itself; the decent of the media like a hoard of locusts with its non-stop coverage of the event; the apprehending of the suspect; the aftermath; the debate about gun control. This pattern has become so ingrained in society, we barely bat an eyelash. Yet, the rest of the world looks at America as a land of savages that worries more about its precious firearms than the well-being of its citizens.

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