On some level it seems that we ought not to have to confront such horror during the season of peace. But not even the most joyous time of the year can immunize us against the reality of gun tragedies. The deadly drumbeat of gun violence just goes on and on, an American tragedy of a kind and dimension unknown to other Western nations. Among all the Western, high-income nations of the world, 80 percent of gun deaths occur in the U.S., a particularly unwelcome instance of American exceptionalism.
What's your opinion? Don't you think the gun-rights crowd is a bit blinded by its bias? How could they cling to that thin reed of "guns do more good than harm," while the United States is drowning in gun violence? It baffles the mind.
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