Sometimes it is too easy to be critical of our cousins across the pond but sometimes…
Apparently Kinder Surprise Eggs are banned in America because the little toys inside have small parts and could be a health hazard to young children. Very responsible, some might say too far in the direction of a “Nanny State”.
And yet anyone can walk in off the street and buy a semi automatic rifle* with the capacity to discharge several bullets per second.
*(Oh I know there are supposed to be rigorous checks but Newtown and Aurora seem to show that they are clearly insuficient).
Anyway why should anyone outside the military need such weapons? Really?
I don’t want to give the impression that American gun lunacy is the only cause of the recent tragedies, clearly there are issues with mental health care that also be addressed urgently.
But meanwhile we have to wonder how many more Newtowns there have to be before the image at the top of this post makes all Americans cringe with shame?
The world is watching.