On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Univision host Jorge Ramos said one thing has persistently stood in the way of implementing restrictive gun control in the United States: Americans don’t seem to mind death and chaos.
“There’s high tolerance for violence in this country,” Ramos said. “I mean, after Columbine, after Virginia Tech, after Aurora — we should have learned something, but we haven’t,” Ramos said. “Sometimes it seems like it is only minor changes we’re talking about, even banning assault weapons or background checks, or we’re talking about high-capacity magazines.”
Ramos said other countries have developed blueprints for successful gun-control programs.
“I mean, we know what works,” he continued. “In Japan, it works. As a country, I don’t think we’re willing to even revisit the Second Amendment. We know what actually works. We don’t want to do it. We have to recognize that.”