Ok, what is in the water in the US!?! Is there a new gun-popping addiction going on? In the last week or two, I’ve heard about some serious shootouts in the US!

Man kills 5, self at Northern Illinois.
Five dead in US shooting.
Gunman kills 5 at city council meeting.

And, those are just the few stories that I found within a few minutes of Googling.
I get quite a different tone of news over here in Australia. First, news I’ve heard relating to gun shootings – none. The most newsworthy stories here are usually related to: drought, rain, drunk/fighting teens, sports, AU and foreign politics.

Of course, that’s not to say that AU is not without crime. (What country is?) But, it’s kind of nice to listen to the news and not hear words like death, killings, murder, etc….