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I don't get the American paranoia and obsession with guns. Anyone with even a entry-level understanding of military strategy would know geographically it is impossible to invade the U.S.- there is too much open space (like Russia), there is access to both oceans and plenty of terrain formations that make good fortifications and strategic maneuvering spots. So the whole "standing militia" argument is retarded.

All I see in modern gun nuts is relentless paranoia and xenophobia. "Guns don't kill people, people do", another stupid argument. What were guns made for then? To freshen up the air after farts? The mental health system in America is screwed, too- quick fixes with badly researched drugs pushed speedily with faulty test runs to make maximum profit for big pharmaceutical companies, no focus on treatment and intervention, little by way of social services. This plus the instant gratification mentality and the awful education system here are the main culprits behind shootings like these. Mental health professionals need to be paid decent, liveable salaries for them to contribute more, research needs funding, social services need funding, we need a gun buyback program like Australia, we need the breaking of the mental illness stigma and more awareness, we need a limit on most types of guns, and we above all need a better education system, one that challenges backward thinking. Until then America will remain behind Sweden and Germany.


akaDarya With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Rumi

Since they have already bombed everywhere and since Iran is on the menu ... then we would have seen Tehran being nuked in no time !
that is 2+2 ... that is Bush doctrine !


Doctor Mohandes Beware. BS detector onboard!

People have gone nuts but in a different way. I can not even believe mr. shieffer would make such a statement.
He should take a listen to some of the talk shows around the country to see what people are saying.
I live in iran and seems like i listen to more stuff than he does!!



Not only an Arab name, but of any 'name' who was not 'white' enough! And then at the same time the 'Nutists Whites' who nuked the 'Orientalists Japanese' by hundreds of thousands call Hitler, i.e.the whitest of all whites, as the 'Nazist Aryan' and blame him for the 'Holocaust Shootings' and for the lives of 60 millions lost in WWII!
Such a 'Nutty Planet' we are living on! Aren't we?