Sadly people die on New Zealand roads.
Similarly road accidents happen around the globe resulting in injury and death with the same regularity.
Unless the death-toll is significant e.g. bus crashes, a road fatality in Austria or India is not newsworthy enough to be reported outside that particular country.
This is because road-tolls are common-place, an unfortunate by-product of getting behind the wheel.
Similarly random shootings in the U.S are a by-product of a society that encourages the proliferation of guns.
The inevitable result allowing anyone with two legs and half a brain to possess a gun, one that often serves only one purpose – killing other humans.
Little wonder so many nutters run about killing people with guns in the U.S.
Gun crime that is an aberration in most other countries is ‘hoe hum’ normal in the U.S, has been for decades.
Therefore shootings in America are not news here in New Zealand any more than a road accident in Peru.
The media outside the U.S should ‘yawn’ as news of the next gun rampage comes off the cable and put it in the same category as the Syrian civil war, pollution in Mexico City, a flood in a country no one can place on a map.
Only worthy of reporting outside the United States when a proverbial bus accident e.g. Sandy Hook happens.
If no one in the U.S cares enough to restrict gun ownership I for one don’t much care.