When I read comments on news pages it seems like a lot of Americans are really afraid of the possibility to loose their right to own weapons. They completely ignore the fact that in similar countries (we are not talking about war zones here) like in Europe it is NOT normal to own a gun and we do not feel less safe because of this or have more crimes. I would feel horrible if everybody in my street would own weapons. You never know who might freak out.
After the shooting people even bought MORE guns... as if this would prevent anything. Imagine there had been another guy with a gun in this theater shooting back. More people would have died for sure... in the dark with the murderer wearing a bullet proof vest.
I understand it is an old tradition, but America is not the Wild West anymore. I have never been there, but I cannot believe you need a gun to survive everyday's life in this country while you do not need it in London or Berlin
. So it is about time to be realistic about the dangers of the current laws. Are more lives destroyed by guns or are more saved? It is no shame to develop, every country has to go through changes because there are stupid old laws and traditions everywhere. Like Spain needs to get rid of their cruel bull fighting traditions or women need more rights in several Arabic countries.