I think the most obvious thing that America faces is the Truth.
And that is...it is far too late and therefore impossible to rid itself of the scourge of the firearm.
They have made this bed and now they must lie in it. The best they can do is…tinker. Unfortunately, the wherewithal to do even that, appears not to be there.
No matter how many adults and children are shot criminally dead the powers, those in charge appear to be frozen to the spot. Even the task of making just it a little bit more difficult for the insane, slightly mad and those in between to acquire is beyond even the brightest in the nation.
And I can see why. The fact is…
…it would make no difference.
It’s pretty obvious that even if gun sales were banned (not gonna happen partner) there are so many firearms around that it wouldn’t take much to set up a thriving underground market to cater for any nutter who wants one.
The abundance of guns easily matches the number of nutters…
And let’s face it, with America’s relationship to the great god Money, the thought of making a few extra dollars by selling their personal arsenal to the crazies down the road would no doubt appeal to the majority of the great American family. And what a wonderful opportunity to buy upscale and maybe buy a missile system.
The fact is, America is a hotbed of extreme views. A country/continent where even Them and Us is impossible due to every view under the sun having a voice backed up in a lot of cases by extreme violence.
Everyone in America is afraid of their neighbour. And protecting their family from the ‘system’ that they themselves have created, is perhaps understandably, a priority. And then there’s the fact that thanks to the all-encompassing ‘American dream’,even the lunatics can end up running the asylum. See recent history.
America is lost.
THE NEW ATLANTIS.
Primitives with money and power who, given time will destroy themselves.
Trouble is, they may take us down with them.