The Connecticut school massacre: How the world sees us - The Week Canada's The Globe and Mail: There is something inexorable about the phenomenon of mass shootings in the United States. We have been forced to write about it with tragic regularity for years. We have exhausted adjectives to describe our horror and revulsion. We have stated and restated the problem… The time for platitudes is past, Mr. President. It’s time the U.S. cured its gun sickness.