Violence is deeply rooted in American culture. We all know how this country began... forcibly taking land from Native Americans, dragging Africans over here in chains, building a country on the back of the poor and the unprotected. But where are we headed? That’s the question. After the death of Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy, the United States passed reforms on the sale of guns. Yet after 26 children and teachers were gunned down in Newton, Connecticut, Congress failed to enact a single additional regulation on high-powered weaponry.
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