This has got nothing to do with motor racing, but I am a human being and my son is a U.S. citizen and lives over there, not too far from San Bernadino.
I don’t really want to get into comments on this. It is my opinion and that opinion is not going to change if angry people tell me that guns are good… Emotion does not change facts. And logic is logic.
There are really only two choices when it comes to explaining why there are so many gun-related incidents in the United States: either Americans are more willing to murder one another than other nations, or there are angry people in every nation, but fewer people outside the U.S. have access to a gun. Studies show that America doesn’t really have a significantly higher crime rate in comparison to similar countries, so it is logical to conclude that the problem lies in the availability of firearms.
There are two routes forward. Americans can do something, or they can do nothing. They have done nothing thus far and what has happened? More of the same. Thoughts and prayers do not make any difference.
If they do something, perhaps things will change.
Is it not worth a try?
If Americans want to have the right to bear arms, then that is fine, but if that privilege comes with a cost, then they must pay the price for what they choose to call freedom. I prefer the freedom to be able to walk around without fear of being gunned down. Yes, it can happen (I live in Paris), the world is an uncertain place, but it is not very likely. The numbers tell the story.