The terrible killings in Charleston have inevitably put the gun control debate high on the agenda in both America and Britain. But oddly, both pro- and anti- gun control have great arguments on their side. We should all respect each others’ different traditions, and societal realities
As President Obama delivers a eulogy in Charleston for his friend, the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was brutally murdered in a massacre last week that claimed another eight lives, it is inevitable that the debate about gun control in the United States will rise again to the top of the political agenda. The wider Western world is watching too.
Europeans, in the main, take such orgies of violence as evidence that the United States has simply lost the plot: more guns; more gun crime.