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Saturday, October 3, 2015

America's Unique Gun Violence Problem

Source: VOX
Author: German Lopez

How long must these acts continue before something is really done about the problem? Why is America so apathetic towards the problem? When I chat with people in the UK about guns in the US, they are absolutely stunned and terrified. It's unfathomable to people outside the US why nothing is done. I tell them the answers are simple:
  1. Significant, meaningful gun control
  2. Elimination of lobbying
  3. Terms limits in Congress
But lobbyists run the government. Lobbies are the ONLY way to get elected. So there's that.
Three charts today, but I’m too depressed about the situation to critique them. They speak for themselves. And I’m angry.

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