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  •  Well, we also saw (12+ / 0-)

    this numbnuts on the news last night here in Germany.  The German news mentioned the NRA just a few times but mostly referred to it as the "Weapon Lobby" (Waffenlobby)

    My wife was dumbfounded, she asked me such questions that I tried to answer with explanations the NRA gives for their position and she just couldn't believe what I was explaning and I felt really dumb doing so.

    Not to say it doesn't happen here, it does.  It happened after Columbine about a twenty minute drive from where I live: 18 dead in German school shooting.  And it has happened a few times since.  The last incident I know of, where a kid went on a rampage at his former school and killed 15 people before taking his own life, I believe got the parents jail time or close as the young man was able to get into the iron weapon safe, which is required by law.

    The dark-haired teen, shown wearing glasses in pictures on German television, apparently took the weapon from his father’s collection of 15 firearms along with a “multitude of ammunition,” police said. His father, a businessman, was a member of the local gun club and kept the weapons locked away except for the pistol, which was kept in the bedroom.
    But that doesn't take away from the fact that outside the US, people just can't get their head around the excuses allowing for the availability of weapons.  I am pretty sure my wife has absolutely no desire to move to the US - it's too crazy and we have a baby on the way who will probably be better off here.

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