Yet another shooting at a school in the US has left two teenagers dead and prompted more soul searching over the country’s gun laws.
The latest incident in Oregon happened when a teenager walked into a high school and shot one student before apparently turning the gun on himself.
President Barack Obama expressed his frustration at his inability to enact stricter gun control legislation.
“This society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage. We’re the only society, the only developed country on earth where this happens.”
America’s powerful gun lobby namely the National Rifle Association has mounted stiff opposition to any attempts to restrict gun ownership. They cite mental health problems for the recent spate of mass shootings not the availability of firearms.