Re: "Children of Earth" & the Right to Bear Arms (spoilers)
Legalizing or not legalizing guns is not what causes gun violence, actually. As Michael Moore pointed out in Bowling for Columbine
, Canada has a similar per capita rate of gun ownership to the United States, yet they have much less gun violence than the U.S. does.
Gun violence in the U.S. is so pervasive because the U.S. has a toxic, fear-based, classist culture that encourages violence and alienation rather than egalitarianism.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946