U.S. gun violence defies a solution

UBC political scientist Arjun Chowdhury wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun on the unique situation of guns and violence in the United States.

“Foreigners marvel at how the U.S. can tolerate, year after year, massacres of innocents like children, cinema-goers, and nightclub revellers. In his speeches on the topic, President Obama reveals both frustration at the inability to restrict gun ownership, and resignation at the frequency of such violence,” Chowdhury wrote. “Sadly, resignation will remain the dominant sentiment. There are too many guns, and, paradoxically, too few gun owners to prevent such massacres occurring again.”