Hypocrisy not confined to US antis...
I am a US LEO working in Brazil. Here are two reports from local news outlets that ran today:
Then there was this:
O Globo 12-17 / Jornal do Brasil A10-A13: A war among two rival drug trafficking factions and the police erupted yesterday morning in downtown Rio, near the Mineira slum. The gun fight lasted for ten hours and left 13 criminals dead and three people wounded, including a bus passenger. Eleven drug dealers were arrested. There was panic on the streets as traffic was blocked, causing problems in the Southern part of the city.
Of course, gun violence in Brazil, and specifically in Rio, is nothing new. The joke is that these articles were followed, in the same publication (the leading newspaper chain in Brazil), with this:
O Globo 19: A lawyer and former civil policeman reacted when two criminals on a motorcycle shot a 61-year old man during a robbery in downtown Rio, on the street that runs by the U.S. Consulate. The victim and one of the two robbers were killed.
O Globo 06: Op-ed notes the massacre at Virginia Tech was the worst school shooting in U.S. history, but it was not the first. According to O Globo, the U.S. should reconsider the ready and easy access to guns available to all citizens and residents.
For those that don't know, legally acquiring a firearm in Brazil is much more difficult than it is in the US - so obviously there is no problem with gun violence here!
What's that Einstein quote about the limits of human stupidity? :scratchchin: