Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Perfect Christmas Gift

So you're probably aware of the raging debates going on at the moment in the wake of the terrible school shooting in Connecticut.

I'm not getting into that; quite frankly I'm exhausted with it all, and very disappointed in the "solution" proposed by the NRA - fight guns with more guns.

I'd like to draw your attention to this article in the Huffington Post, which, as far as I'm concerned, goes a long way in explaining the gun culture in this country.

If you were brought up outside the USA, it will probably make your head spin!






6 comments:

Iota said...

Yikes.

Expat mum said...

I know. Amazingly, a lot of people are insisting that this hasn't contributed to the culture of guns and violence. I think it must take someone from a different country to see that an ad with a teeny little girl, in bed amongst soft toys, - with a pistol, is a little er, "off".

The Reluctant Launderer said...

My favourite is "Insure against a dull vacation". Yes - I always find that a gun-fight livens up even the most boring Mark Warner holiday...

Jill said...

Surely that advert must break some advertising standards.

Paradise Lost In Translation said...

In Albania we had a photo shop in our road, whose advertising sign outside featured a cute little boy cradling an AK47... I mean where do you even start deconstructing that??

John Bocskay said...

I agree - sheer insanity. I'm an American living in South Korea, feeling immeasurably safer here. North Korea test-fired a missile the same day as the shooting in CT. Nobody noticed.

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