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  •  actually, they don't (0+ / 0-)

    they don't have the same lack of access to healthcare
    they don't have the same fundamental causes of poverty
    they don't have the same income disparity
    they don't have the same type of education system
    they don't have a government media industry instilling fear in it's citizens
    they aren't based on a land of immigration

    So-called American exceptionalism cuts both ways, both good and bad.

    There is much much good in this country, unfortunately there is much sickness too.  We can do better.  We must do better.  

    Guns are both a symptom and a cause, we must look at all parts of the equation of our culture of violence, and it is frustrating for us who are accustomed to, and demand, instant gratification, to have to step back and look at this as a whole.

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