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Indeed, the problem is mental illness and we are going to have to come to terms with the fact that Americans are just more pathologically homicidal than other nationalities.
"The NRA has zero resposibility for the horrific tragedy in Connecticut last week" It may have had zero resposibility (whatever that is), but it certainly had a large measure of responsibility. The NRA has consistently acted to facilitate the means by which the murders were committed. And please spare us your crocodile tears of "horrific tragedy". At present, the most pressing question arising from the events in Newton CT is when and where the next one will be. The only thing we can be sure of is it won't be a long time coming.
"Firearms were used in 9,974 recorded crimes in the 12 months to last April" That's really bad. I'm so glad I live in the USA where the corresponding number is only a measly 400,000 per year (any year in living memory that you care to name). Were you by any chance one of those pundits who called the election for Romney?.
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