We were seated together in front of the computer looking at another disgusting news that swept the US over the weekend. Another random shooting. Fourteen are dead. It isn’t the first time that news like this make headlines worldwide and break people’s hearts – Virginia Tech, Columbine, Omaha, the list goes on.
Why does this happen so frequently? How many more “random” people with promising, peaceful lives, with families waiting for them have to die before America considers to abandon guns?
Japan (where I lived for 10 years) is a gun-free society but still, random and senseless knife attacks grace the news every now and then. The UAE is also a gun-free society and so far, there are no reports of anyone running amok with a deadly weapon. Without offending anyone from the US, sometimes, I personally think that living in the UAE (although it is situated in the Middle East) is safer than living in the gun thriving society like the US.
Back to Jen’s chocolate post – I told my husband, why is it that when some men feel depressed or frustrated or angry, they would drink, curse, hit or worse, randomly shoot people but women? you’ll just see them in one corner munching chocolates.
Women, chocolate, world peace. A great slogan. If only.
Seriously, for a country like the US, is it that hard to live in a gun-free society?