THE results of free-for-all gun buying in the United States are there for everybody to see in day-by-day street disturbances and social abrasion.
In its obvious quest to lead the world, the US State Department displays a total inability to direct its own country.
Perhaps it is no surprise that its foreign policies also appear to perpetrate havoc and social disorder, in the same manner as its law enforcement-dependent domestic policies do.
It would at least show a measure of common sense if the US State Department enacted gun laws similar to most other so-called developed countries.
Free speech ill fits with free availability of hand guns. In such a context verbal confrontations convert very easily to violent resolutions.