The United States of Guns

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kottke.org—Like many of you, I read the news of a single person killing at least 12 people in Virginia Beach, Virginia yesterday. While this is an outrageous and horrifying event, it isn’t surprising or shocking in any way in a country where more than 33,000 people die from gun violence each year. America is a stuck in a Groundhog Day loop of gun violence. We’ll keep waking up, stuck in the same reality of oppression, carnage, and ruined lives until we can figure out how to effect meaningful change. I’ve...

Barack Obama in Brazil: ‘Gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense’. Former President Barack Obama told a crown in Brazil on Thursday that the gun laws in his own country "don't make much sense." Speaking at the VTEX DAY digital innovation convention in Sao Paulo, Mr. Obama said the "most difficult day" during his two-term presidency was the 2012 Sandy Hook