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Human rights paradox makes the US very helpless

(People's Daily Online)

09:05, December 22, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama came to Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 16, to participate in the vigil in remembrance for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. In a speech, he expressed the will to use the power in hand in the effort to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents.

Although Obama made the promise of "change", he did not specify how to deal with the gun control. Neither has the White House convened any emergency meeting for this problem.

Since the victims were mostly children six to seven years old, this major shooting tragedy in the United States draws great grief around the world and leads to a new round of debate on gun control. Currently, the United States Constitution guarantees the right of gun ownership, leaving gun control with no rules to follow.

The United States again showed deep perplex and frustration in the face of the grievous murder. The legal basis for gun ownership provided by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States cannot be shaken. Brutal murders under the aegis of the sign of "human rights" are still a very tangled paradox for the American society. The gun owners think that the way to solve gun violence cases is to possess more guns, and that the crucial point in the shooting case is human and not guns.

Read the Chinese version: 人权悖论让美国很无助, source: People's Daily, author: Wen Xian


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