It is a massive tragedy, but one that seems beyond comment nowadays. Mass killings in schools and other crowded places is arguably part of the pop US culture; an acceptable cost for “the right to bear arms.”
It is an unfortunate and horrible thing to point out, but how often does one hear of the same happening in Japan, the UK or elsewhere? No, these horrible acts are largely a phenomena of the US. Indeed, it doesn’t matter how much one shows that gun ownership and gun culture matches high gun related deaths, the US love their guns, including the automatic varieties and questioning such logic puts one in line with a meeting with such a manic device.
Today’s story is tragic, but mostly because such a tragedy is no longer unique, but almost mundane. An unstable mind may also see it as a way to achieve fifteen minutes of fame in their otherwise, apparently lamentable existence. That mass murder can be reduced to such is frightening.
I hope, finally, the US can acknowledge their gun fetish for what it is.
“Don’t like guns? Don’t own one” doesn’t cut it because the owner is the last person the gun is intended for.
Mass gun ownership is doomed to such behaviour. Please find the virtue to save lives without guns.