A letter published today on Philly.com reminds us of the sobering fact that the U.S. leads the world in mass murders committed by individuals. Why? Philadelphia resident Jaime Reyes believes this is the answer:

“Does that mean that our citizens are more mentally imbalanced than Europeans, Asians or other cultures? Are our young men more easily influenced by shoot-em-up video games or mass-murder-promoting movies? I do not believe so […] Since we are no crazier, no more easily brainwashed, no more chauvinistic, nor is our media hungrier to publicize – what is different here? There is only one answer. Guns. Guns everywhere or easily attained.”

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