Following the media report that the sales of firearms as skyrocket since the Newtown shooting is unbelievable.

Firearms retailers have reported that although they have been in business, some for over 50 years and have seen fear-based buying of guns before, the last five days as been intense and there is a frenzy in firearms purchase.

In a democracy, in fact the largest democracy in the western world that have an estimated 310 million non-military firearms in the hands of its citizen, there is no surprise that Americans are 20 times more likely to be killed by a gun than someone in another developed country.

It would appear that Americans do not really know the statistics of what as happen in the country over the last three decades.  The United States suffered an explosion of gun violence including 62 mass shooting incidents since 1982, and according to documented information the vast majority of weapons used have been semi-automatic handguns and rifles obtained legally by the killers, and yet Americans seem to be oblivious unable to learn that their obsessions to own guns is not only destroying the country, but is the reason they have more mass shooting of their children than any other country in western society.

Outsiders from other countries is wondering what is it going to take for these people to understand, if the latest slaughter of 26 people including 20 children send them out on a buying spree for more guns then something is fundamentally wrong with the mentality of these people.  They should be working together in unity to get personal firearms away from individuals, making it difficult for unstable individuals getting their hands on these weapons, which they use to massacre others.

I am lost for words to describe what the media report of the escalation of gun purchase made me feel on this Christmas morning and I am disappointed at the attitude of human beings and the selfish self-serving manner in which we behave and also come to the distasteful realization that in my opinion there will be a repeat of the Connecticut tragedy and that more and more people and children will lose their lives because of the stupidity of others.

By Sandrea: My Opinion

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