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Date: 04/10/17

Sympathetic Detonation

Another day, another socio-psychopath runs riot in the US with firearms, and yet still no-one in the political élite wishes to acknowledge the connection between their country's lax gun laws and the monthly massacres from sea to shining sea.

It shouldn't happen (not even to people who like country music). It needn't happen. But it will keep on happening because of the overbearing influence of the National Rifle Association (and Gun Owners of America, which was formed because some people think the NRA are a bunch of liberal pussies) upon the political and media discourse.

As ever, all we will get are platitudinous expressions of appliquéd sympathy, as the great Roy Zimmerman reminds us: