America has a serious problem with mass shootings, and one BBC reporter wants to help us stop them. However, his advice may be impossible to take.
On Morning Business Report, another host, Adnan Nawaz, mentioned some disturbing figures:
“There have been more mass shootings in the United States this year than there have been days this year. We’re at about 330-odd days with 350+ mass shootings. And it’s becoming far too common as far as almost any sensible person including President Obama is concerned.”
Maike Currie echoed those sentiments, saying:
“Obama has said this is not normal, this shouldn’t be considered as normal.And Hillary Clinton has said the same thing. And on her presidential campaign, gun control is actually one of the key things she’s looking at.”
She went on to lament that Clinton won’t be able to do much on the issue of guns in America because of Congress and America’s infatuation with the Second Amendment:
“The thing that everyone points to is the Second Amendment. But the Second Amendment was set up in 1789. That was a different world then and something needs to be done about this.”
Heslehurst then went on to hammer home the point that every member of Congress needs to hear, but likely won’t:
“In the last 43 years, more Americans have been shot by another American — shot and killed by another American — than all of America’s soldiers killed in wars in the last 240 years.”
“And you go where’s the priority? You talk about Congress — NRA, right? If Clinton really wants to get serious, that’s what you have to try to break, dismantle.”.
Watch the exchange below, courtesy of Raw Story:
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