The Child Soldier Initiative will train the army and police in how to engage with children in combat situations, as well as educate youths about the problem.
The appeal of guns for personal protection is hardly unique to America. Consider gun ownership in South Africa, Britain, India, and Mexico. All these societies are dealing with inequality exacerbated by economic austerity and eroding public services, which breeds fear about insecurity.
Gun control seen through the eyes of the misunderstood majority of gun owners is more nuanced and complex than the absolutism of America's big gun lobbies. The Obama administration is courting this breed of centrist, gun-friendly Americans on the fence about gun control.
The Canadian release of 'Going Clear' has now been put on hold while its publisher reviews libel law in the country. The book's publication was already cancelled in the UK.