An Obama-era regulation that tightened gun checks on mentally ill buyers has been blocked by the US Senate and could be signed into law by the White House.
Do Americans have to accept that their children could easily be shot and killed in school and this is just a "normal" risk of school life? Should Americans just accept that their inner cities will always be torn apart by gun wielding drugs gangs? And should Americans accept that if little Bobby Jnr finds his dad's gun and goes out playing cowboys and indians with his friends, that the consequences are inevitable...?
Will Americans ever shake off their addiction to guns?