'It's the Guns'

Michael Moore posits on why America is so gun crazy:

But here’s the difference between the rest of the world and us: We have TWO Auroras that take place every single day of every single year! At least 24 Americans every day (8–9,000 a year) are killed by people with guns – and that doesn’t count the ones accidentally killed by guns or who commit suicide with a gun. Count them and you can triple that number to over 25,000.

That means the United States is responsible for over 80% of all the gun deaths in the 23 richest countries combined. Considering that the people of those countries, as human beings, are no better or worse than any of us, well, then, why us?

I’ve always felt the Second Amendment is anachronistic bullshit.

Smart take by Moore. His entire post is well worth a read.

(via my co-worker/friend/Union President, Joyce Recar)