The massacres continue.
Politicians wring their hands, speak and do nothing. Some blame a “loss of values” for the mindless killings.
The National Rifle Association calls for more weapons, and resists the slightest changes to make weapons procurement more rational. Congress is terrified of the NRA. Where’s the courage to face the NRA and do what’s right?
The NRA argues that more guns will decrease violence. Sure. Let’s arm teachers and kindergartners. Let’s have everyone pack heat. Let’s return to the Hollywood version of the old West where gunfights on Main Street pile up bodies.
The public mourns each Columbine, Portland and Newtown. Then the mourning abates until the next massacre of the innocents.
We are rightly enraged by the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Where is anger about the proliferation of automatic weapons and handguns? At gun shows around the country it is easy to buy a weapon from a private stand without any background check. But the NRA says that we have sufficient controls.
Nonsense. The truth is that guns do kill.