Jan 11 (Reuters) - A majority of Americans (57 percent) reject the view that heated political rhetoric was a factor in the weekend shootings in Arizona which killed six and critically wounded a congresswoman, CBS News reported in a poll released on Tuesday.
Agreed, the poll is distorted by Republicans who are freaking the fuck out. Nevertheless, Americans can't enjoy all of these things at once: weak gun laws, weak social services for mentally ill citizens, and incendiary political rhetoric. One only has to look at Switzerland to see that guns are not all of the problem. Switzerland balances gun ownership with strong social commitments to its citizens. America needs similar balancing.