I wish there could be even a tiny fraction of a small hope that the USA will ever change its insane approach to gun laws, but sadly, it never will. And so millions of people will be unnecessarily traumatized every year not by direct gun violence but by active shooter drills and the constant awareness that any old moron can go and buy a lethal weapon and use it to shoot anyone they want. Just so fewer than 40,000 people can carry on making a living by ensuring more than 33,000 die each year and another 100,000 or so are injured. Only an insane country would permit this to persist year after year, decade after decade. All because the NRA owns the Republican Party.

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