Wesley, rest easy, anyone reading this thread knows where you stand on the gun laws in the US. Your opening post was clearly made in horror at the situation. The "only in America" made that obvious, along with the general tone. Anyone would have to be reading with odd-colored glasses to get any other meaning from that and from everything you've subsequently said on the subject. My only disagreement with what you've said is when you tell people from other countries to not comment on the extreme lack of civilization in the US. Shall we stop talking to China about civil rights? To North Korea about missiles? To several countries in the Middle East about sexism and religious intolerance?