‘Expensive Donald Trump, there are mentally ailing individuals in Scotland however we don’t have El Paso-style mass shootings’

The mass shootings in america have shocked and shocked individuals world wide. Twenty individuals died at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, whereas 9 individuals died in a taking pictures in Dayton, Ohio.

Within the understatement of the 12 months, President Donald Trump mentioned that “maybe extra needs to be accomplished” to cease such assaults. Maybe!

Twenty-three years in the past the bloodbath at Dunblane right here in Scotland led to a correct response.

After the stunning assault in town’s main faculty by a killer armed with 4 weapons, the response was swift and easy – non-public possession of most handguns was outlawed. Since then there was no comparable mass taking pictures occasion on this nation.

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Sadly, within the US there have been 251 mass shootings in 216 days, extra shootings than days within the 12 months.

President Trump says that the trigger is psychological sickness. That will in fact play a job, however now we have psychological sickness right here too. With out the weapons we don’t have the identical issues with mass shootings.

In Europe, in fact, now we have have assaults by gunmen, like Anders Breivik, the far-right terrorist who killed 77 individuals. Sadly, white supremacist terrorism seems to have performed a job within the El Paso taking pictures, because it did in Charlottesville, Pittsburgh, and extra just lately in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Gun management is important to cut back gun violence, however combatting right-wing extremism is an ongoing problem for us in all international locations.

Right here’s to 12 months of fine sport

I’m not a soccer season ticket holder or aficionado of the game when in comparison with a few of my associates, who can reel off the groups and traditional outcomes going again many years.

I do nonetheless love dwell sport and I’m genuinely excited by the beginning of the brand new season.

Scotland’s males’s groups have been doing properly within the early European play-off rounds and the primary weekend of league matches didn’t disappoint when it got here to pleasure and a few controversy too. Hibs had opening 1-Zero end result towards St Mirren whereas Hearts performed a 5 objective thriller at Pittodrie. Optimistically each of Edinburgh’s senior sides can have a robust season.

Later this month the Scottish girls’s soccer league season kicks off, hopefully boosted by the rising curiosity after the Girls’s World Cup.

No matter which staff you help, whether or not as an everyday match attender or as a devoted outcomes’ web page reader, I want you enjoyment and your staff success.