^^^The entire country of Iceland is in mourning. The police apologized to the man's family! That part almost brought tears to my eyes.
The attitude there is so different from what we have come to accept as normal here--police shoot someone, get angry, choose sides, blame the victim for being a bad person, blame the police for being an occupying army, everyone get angrier, buy more guns--and do nothing substantive about the fact that we shoot each other. A lot.
Notice the part we skip in the US? The whole mourning the death part? The whole feeling sorry about the shooting part?
And it is not about having guns, or not having guns. They apparently like their guns in Iceland, just like they do in Canada and Australia, and whatever European countries that have that weird ski-shoot-eat tree bark-skin a bear-roll naked in the snow Olympic sport.
It is not just that we have a lot of guns. It is the fact that we in the US think that we can solve problems (social, mental, economic, political) with guns. We act like real life is an action movie, where talking and thinking are just too boring. C'mon! Blow that problem to kingdom come so we can get on with important sh!t.
In more civilized places, they actually try to solve the problems instead of substituting guns and grandstanding for talking and thinking.