We have almost become accustomed to it.

When we hear about a mass murder in an American state and then about a second one we shake our heads saying that the country was always violent.

Yet, we are wrong to do so.

America’s problem is that it has a huge amount of weapons.

Americans constitute 4.4 percent of the global population and own 42 percent of the total number of weapons worldwide.

The chances of a New Yorker and a Londoner being robbed are about the same.

Yet, the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to lose his or her life.