America Is Fine With Mass Shootings—as Long as They’re Not Perpetrated by Muslims


2015 NRA convention

People look at handguns displayed at the National Rifle Association convention in Nashville, Tennessee, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey)

Joshua Holland | The Nation | December 4, 2015

By all accounts, up until the very moment he opened fire, Syed Farook, one of the two alleged perpetrators of America’s latest gun-slaughter, was what the gun lobby lionizes as a “good guy with a gun.” Farook, along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, allegedly killed 14 people at his office’s holiday party in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday—the 355th mass shooting on the 336th day of 2015. But the couple had had no previous contacts with the law, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. Neighbors and co-workers described Farook as quiet and polite. He had held a stable, middle-class job as a food inspector for five years. Patrick Baccari, who shared a cubicle with Farook, told the Los Angeles Times that the Illinois native and his family appeared to be “living the American dream.”

 

 

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