Another shooting in America, this time Wade Michael Page took his gun into a Sikh Temple and shot dead six worshippers before the police ended his killing spree.
The most repeated claim i have heard is that Page mistook Sikhs for Muslims but further delving finds that he was a right wing extremist who played in a racist white-power band so my guess would be that when he chose his target, he ticked the 'not white' and 'different religion' boxes on his checklist and didn't worry too much about his targets, they were different to him and that was all that mattered.
In an interview with a US reporter on BBC Radio 5 last night, a US journalist was asked after two mass killings in two weeks, both by people with legally held guns, will there now be a debate about gun laws there?
'No' was the simple reply, 'no debate, end of story'.
Apart from the 18 dead people over the past few weeks at the hands of two gunmen, the most shocking thing is that there will not be a debate over 'the right to bear arms'. No talk about tightening of the laws to make sure people like James Holmes or Wade Michael Page do not get their hands on guns, nothing.
Scary thought that being able to own a gun trumps innocent people not being shot while they sit in a cinema, a school or in a temple and nobody wants to discuss it. I can't begin to understand the thought process behind that, i would have thought that making the background checks more robust and making the gun sellers more liable for prosecution if a weapon they sold was used in a crime would be first on the agenda of any administration whose job is to protect their citizens.