Charles Pierce – “Chattanooga Shooting: American Violence Never Ends”

“According to estimates, so far in 2015, on almost 27,000 occasions, an American chose that same course of action. They all had problems they had decided they could not solve. They all had grudges. They all had something that made them angry enough. And, as a result, almost 7,000 of our fellow citizens are as dead as the people in Tennessee. This is not an explanation that satisfies any particular agenda but, unquestionably, we are a very fearful nation with an unacknowledged history of violence that also has armed itself very heavily. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, an American citizen, chose a very American course of action.  He had a problem he couldn’t solve so he reached for the most American of solutions. He reached for a gun and he killed some of his fellow citizens.​”

via Chattanooga Shooting: American Violence Never Ends.

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Charles Pierce – “Chattanooga Shooting: American Violence Never Ends”