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United States

17 April 2007


It is surely an American oddity that, after the worst mass shooting in the country's history, some are already saying that such horrors would be less likely if only guns were easier to own and carry. Americans love firearms. The second item in the constitution's bill of rights, just after freedom of speech, religion, assembly and the press, is the right to bear arms. It is part of the national religion. Mass killings remain rare events, whatever outsiders might think,... (

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