Last July, Manu’s university sent to staff and students this very stunning video. At first sight, it just looks like an ad, but it’s definitely not. This film is very realistic and deals with active shooter events. It was release soon after the 2 tragic events of the summer. This video is supposed to prepare anybody to this type of attack insisting on the fact that it’s not that casual, and it happens. The clip isn’t very long, but I was completely into it and shocked. Frightening.
Millons of guns. I have to admit it, before coming to the USA I had this big cliché that people would carry a gun all the time. I realized it wasn’t true, at least from what I saw in Massachusetts. Law asks people who possesses guns to be registered to the police and to have a license. It suprises us, as European this “freedom”, but it still surprises American people such as one of our friend – when he saw a guy coming into a coffee shop in North Carolina with a gun on his pocket, he was pretty surprised too. But it must please some others… you can download plans to build a small riffle at home if you’ve got a 3D printer.
Strengthening gun rules? Politically, the situation evolves very slowly, because it would touch the Constitution and the holly American freedom. Tough each big event, such as Colorado this summer, may change people thoughts towards this. It may be in Obama’s plans if he’s got reelected to strenghten gun rules. Tomorrow is one of the first big debate – election is in one month – we will follow this carefully!
This post was in limbo of the blog, I couldn’t finish it for a while, expecting “something” to happen. And I read this great post on LifeHacker – 5 Realizations that helped me write regulary – and I thought, ok let’s post it. Enought with procrastination…