The day dawned sunny, as almost every day in California does. Like thousands from all over the globe, my husband, daughter and I had moved to Silicon Valley on our own tech gold rush. The radio droned away as I went through the morning routine, getting my daughter ready for school. The news report of a shooting in a nearby suburb was shocking. A man had gunned down nine of his work mates. The whereabouts of the man were not known. I did not mention it to my daughter. As I drove her to school, I noticed more police vehicles were cruising the streets and a feeling of tension. The next day the man was shot dead in a suburban driveway by police. I felt relieved and outraged at the summary justice. It was my first direct experience with the infamous US gun culture.
Details / PDF:
The full-text PDF of this article can be purchased from Informit.