Monday, April 6, 2009

A brief foray into the Second Amendment

Being out of the country, I tend to lose track of what's going on back in the States. I get occasional news headlines when I surf across various websites, but unless I make the effort to look at The New York Times or Washington Post websites, I haven't been too informed of news at home other than that covered by the British press.

However, the last week, here are the headlines from home that have grabbed my attention on the web, and unfortunately, they have nothing to do with higher education policy:

"Pain, grief, questions in NY shootings aftermath"
- 13 killed by a gunman in Binghamton, NY before taking his own life

"Gunman Kills 3 Police Officers in Pittsburgh"

"Father Kills Five Children in Third US Multiple Shooting" - Washington State

"Gunman Kills 8 at a N. Carolina Nursing Home"

"3 adults, 3 children die in apparent murder-suicide" - all killed by a gunman in Santa Clara, CA

How many more deaths will it take before this country is willing to implement real, effective gun control laws?


  1. Here's one more for your list: Ambushed pizza man kills attacker.

    And how about this: Here in South Carolina we had a Gun Holiday so people could buy guns tax-free.

    How much more of this can we take?

  2. Ouch! In Massachusetts they have sales tax holidays one weekend every year, but to specifically exempt only guns is just amazing.

  3. There's some hope:

    But the NRA is well-organized, if nothing else: