Americans have a deep distrust of government; call it genetic makeup if you like.
Never have I been so incensed or driven on a topic like Gun control within the USA.
I am not a prolific tweeter, troller, activist,pain in the arse, but a happy Mother of two children living in a quaint town in the West Country UK.
‘Naïve’ I hear you calling. ‘No REAL world experience’ I hear you say. Yes, you would be right in assuming those things. I haven’t had to deal with horrible and soul destroying things that many Americans have had to deal with, whether that be in history or today. I did however live in Nigeria for three years back in the eighties, and witnessed terrifying things involving guns, knives, coos and corruption.
So I start very simply by saying, If you are willing to fight for your second amendment, allow me the decency to use your first! This little voice from the depths of the English countryside has a right (albeit from across the pond) to air her views. This should not be classed as an inflammatory or extraneous, (otherwise known as trolling) neither should it be classed as an attack on any Organisation, Government, political party or individual. If you disagree, you are more than welcome to stop reading now.
I have taken the time to research all statistics, from the UK, USA and other countries, including the FBI, The US Department of Justice and the UK Home Office, involving gun crime, violent crime, murders, manslaughter, accidental deaths and suicide rates.
I have taken the time to watch videos posted by both pro gun and anti gun lobbyists. I have also watched American news channels when recent incidents have happened.
I have taken the time to read many differing views, whether that be on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs or News reports.
I have taken the time to personally listen to people’s opinions, both from the UK and USA.
Now I’m going to say something...