The above is no surprise to anyone. We have been through this cycle unknown number of times -- Newtown, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Aurora. The gun lobby will mobilize, the right-wingers will pound their chests that this is the fault of a deranged person, not a gun. The left will argue for more background checks, more controls, fewer guns on the street.
And then Miley Cyrus will tweek or twerk or tweet – whatever – and we’ll move on. How attention-deficit disordered are we?
Will tougher gun control laws eliminate these tragedies? No, but one hopes it will reduce the number – something we never will be able to prove. If we “ban guns,” will that solve the problem? No, just look at Washington, D.C., which has some of the toughest gun laws in the country – and still we read daily of shootings and death by
shootings. And now another mass killing.
But we also shouldn’t sit around and do nothing. That is as senseless and deranged an act as these mass shootings.