Oscar Pistorius, South Africa and Guns.

You’ve read all sorts of articles about South Africa and its gun violence.  I am writing this, because I’m an American who has visited South Africa.

First of all, we idolize athletes.  I know I did as a child.  People forget though, they are still people.  What makes Oscar Pistorius different is being the Blade Runner.  Kids with handicaps have enough problems, without their biggest hero and role model ending up in this mess.

Moving on, when I was in South Africa, I stayed with the family of a South African friend and colleague.  I saw the number of guns.  I heard all the stories about the violence.  (This was 1996, so you need to understand the time frame).

I’ve always been fascinated by South Africa, and cannot explain why I am so fascinated.

The gun problems in the United States are very different from what happens in South Africa.  I could probably do a more detailed explanation.

Topographical map of South Africa, continent v...

Topographical map of South Africa, continent version (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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