July 21, 2012
I feel safer–far safer–in Sicily than in the USA.
I will never ever go into another movie theater in my country.
So the NRA and gun lobbies want the freedom to bear arms, including assault rifles? What about my freedoms, such as the one to feel safe in public places?
Americans see themselves as “progressive leaders” of the free world.
And how does the free world see Americans? This morning I heard Sicilians refer to us as barbarians.
The NRA and the gun lobbies are holding us hostage.
Let’s stand up. Hold candlelight vigils. Raise our voices.
We can be inspired by Sicilians, who are raising their voices against their own mafiosi.