We all have to take our shoes off…

The above image from ATTN struck me for a number of reasons, but America is not alone in viewing terrorism as the biggest threat and ignoring troubles closer to home. Most countries do that.

I am not trying to make a political point here. Of course I see no reason to carry a gun, I am from the UK and have never even seen a gun outside of clay pigeon shooting and that wasn’t even a real gun. The repetitiveness of these shootings and the ramblings of the NRA, the disappointment of the President and the scripted media coverage is getting very boring now. It’s getting so boring that some see it as only being “stuff”-

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sparked a flurry of condemnations on Twitter Friday after New Yorker correspondent Ryan Lizza tweeted out: “In Greenville, South Carolina, Jeb Bush, arguing against calls for gun control after major tragedy, says, ‘stuff happens.’”

Boring is actually the wrong word because these incidents are so terrible that they should be shocking, surprising, worrying, horrifying or whatever other words you want to use, but the fact is that we are fast becoming immune to the repeated tragedy of what is happening. With a gun for every American, it is a near impossible problem to solve in a decade and so it will continue. And we will continue to bomb countries who pose a terrorist threat to us, quite rightly at times, while remaining apathetic to those who need a firearm to protect them from bears.

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