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The cultural divide over guns between Americans and Canadians was illustrated so vividly in these declarations by two prominent hosts of two Canadian public broadcasters.

From the January 9, 2013 episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO, Steve Paikin said (at 11:41):

In the United States, where, as we know, they’re gun crazy… I shouldn’t have put it that way, but you know what I mean.

From the December 16, 2012 episode of the Sunday Edition with Michael Enright on Canada’s national broadcaster, the CBC, Michael Enright said:

The thing we must remember about the slaughter of the children on Friday is that it will have little or no impact on the crazed world of American firearms. The pattern is always the same.

and later:

The gun lobby in the US is impervious to public mourning and public heartbreak.

The ghouls who preside over the National Rifle Association couldn’t care less about the pile of tiny bodies in the Newtown school.

Or in Columbine. Or in Aurora. Or in Portland. Or anywhere.

They are in the death business and must protect the franchise.

I got into the difference in mindset on guns between Canadians and Americans on my January 9 appearance on Crisis of Reality with Doug Newberry (at 52:30).

As for what really happened with the Sandy Hook shooting, see Charles Giuliani’s December 17 and 18 episodes of Truth Hertz.

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