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and the first shooter is the only one with night vision goggles!
Ok this is what I would like to know and I think pretty much only an American born and raised can answer this question. Hope there are some out there.
When as an American you hear of a shooting how do you perceive it?
What does a shooting "taste like to you?" Thats an awkward metaphor but the best I can come up with.
More explaination. As an English person when I hear of a shooting it doesnt enter my head for one minute to get a gun. Not a second.Nada not at all.
It has been said that because the US has yet to give up the idea of personal law inforcement, there will always be a disconnection with wanting to be safe but wanting to have the means to kill. That it keeps American society in a "raw" "frontier" state. That knowing so many of your fellow citizens have the ability to use deadly force rather than keep people orderly makes people fearful and irrational.
"If they have guns there must be something to fear, but where?"
Perception becomes the trut. We see it here. The government says crime is coming down. People perceive it as going up. If we had ready access to guns...see my point.
Feel free to put in current attitudes to big government and internet conspiracy fears about the illuminati.