"After Britain had a mass shooting in 1987, the country
instituted strict gun control laws. So did Australia
after a 1996 shooting.
But the United States has repeatedly faced the same
calculus and determined that relatively unregulated
gun ownership is worth the cost to society.
is what most sets the United States apart.
end of the US gun control debate,' Dan Hodges,
a British journalist, wrote in a post on Twitter
two years ago, referring to the 2012 attack
that killed 20 young students at
an elementary school in Connecticut.
'Once America decided killing children was bearable,
it was over.'"