As president, Barack Obama claimed that mass shootings were a uniquely American issue, that these shootings don’t happen in other countries. That, of course, was total equine fecal matter. It happens in pretty much every nation on earth. We tend to think it’s uniquely American because so much of our attention is focused domestically.
But the senseless slaughter in Christchurch, New Zealand should have ended that thinking.
However, the flip side is made up of those who acknowledge that there have been mass shootings elsewhere, but also swear that Australia ended its mass shootings with its gun control laws.
I’ve noted before that they were wrong, of course.