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Edited by God: 9/28/2013 6:38:10 PM
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British writer calls for UN intervention in the US gun crisis

I couldn't find a better video to summarize what he said, so here's the article: [url]http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/21/american-gun-out-control-porter[/url] [quote]Although it was brave of Howard Schultz, the company's chief executive, to go even this far in a country where people are better armed and only slightly less nervy than rebel fighters in Syria, we should note that dealing with the risks of scalding and secondary smoke came well before addressing the problem of people who go armed to buy a latte. As citizens of the world, perhaps we should demand an end to the unimaginable suffering of victims and their families – the maiming and killing of children – just as America does in every new civil conflict around the globe. That 212,994 more Americans lost their lives from firearms in the last 45 years than in all wars involving the US is a staggering fact, particularly when you place it in the context of the safety-conscious, "secondary smoke" obsessions that characterise so much of American life If any European nation had such a record and persisted in addressing only the first figure, while ignoring the second, you can bet your last pound that the State Department would be warning against travel to that country and no American would set foot in it without body armour.[/quote] I'm pretty sure this isn't serious (like the UN could do anything) but rather calling us out on our interventions in other countries while ignoring problems at home.

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