When I am at home in the US people always ask me if I am afraid to travel by myself in Nepal. When I am abroad foreign friends say to me, Aren't you afraid to live in the US.
On December 14, 2012 two schools that were attacked by insane people. One was in Sandy Brook Connecticut and the other in Chengpin Henan, China. In the US the man carried a gun. In China the man wielded a knife. The 22 children in China survived but 20 children in the US did not!
This following statistic is from the CDC and includes the number of all deaths in the US attributable to firearms whether accidental suicide or gun violence in 2011: 31,347 people.
We need access to affordable mental health care for the health and well being of our entire community, and we need effective gun control in the US now!