In an opinion piece for The Miami Herald, Leonard Pitts, Jr. expresses his disgust with our country’s incredibly stupid gun rights.

Only in the United States does a nine-year-old child have the “right” to go to a shooting range and fire an Uzi. On August 25, Charles Vacca, an instructor who worked for the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, was killed when his young pupil lost control of the gun, which was apparently in repeat-fire mode. The recoil lifted the muzzle and Vacca was shot in the head.

“God bless America. We legislate against sharia law in places where there are no Muslims, much less an inclination toward sharia. We pass laws to curtail election fraud despite the fact that election fraud, as a practical matter, does not exist,” writes Pitts. “Yet we endure a yearly toll of gun carnage that makes civilized people in civilized places shake their heads in wonder, and our only action is inaction.”

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We have some of the best freedoms and rights in the world here in America. But we also possess a penchant for senseless, brainless decisions regarding guns and violence.