It’s asking too much, I know it is, but could the cops please not shoot to kill these mass shooters so we can at least find out why they did it. With them dead, it’s a guessing game. White male, mid-30s, tells us nothing.
America is sick of this, say the Dims, and that is certainly true but their solution is to take the guns of the law-abiding. Criminals will always find a gun. As they do every day in Chicago, Mexico, and other garden spots.
I’m tempted to think he was a relocated Californicator, but there’s some sort of mass psychosis at work here. We’ll never know for sure so long as the cops keep killing the killers.
“Emil Durkheim’s 1897 diagnosis of “anomic suicide” describes the Columbine perpetrators as well as the 2016 San Bernardino attack by Muslim fanatics, the “right-wing” shooter in El Paso and the “left-wing” shooter in Dayton. They are individuals cut off from society, destabilized by change and despairing of their own place in the world. Such monsters always have been among us. But now we are cultivating such monsters by destroying the ties that bind us to each other, to our past and to our future.” —David P. Goldman
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Roark, didn’t have much of a mind to begin with. But he lost it altogether in blaming the president for the El Paso massacre. Not the trigger puller.
Then he warned the president to stay out of El Paso. Whoa. Mr. One Percent (his polling for president, but it could also be his wife’s wealth) better hope he hasn’t inspired something his own self.
After the El Paso and Dayton massacres, it’s time to arm yourself. And start carrying daily and practicing weekly. Or else practice hitting the floor and low-crawling under a table or other protection.
Gun control is the argument of the day. But it doesn’t work anywhere, not in Mexico, not in Chicago. It just makes the pols feel good. And it won’t work here, either, especially not any misguided notion of confiscations.
A couple of quickly dead mass shooters might do the trick.
“Given the same ubiquity of guns, wouldn’t the most productive question be what, if anything, has changed since the 1960s and ’70s? Of course it would. And a great deal has changed. America is much more ethnically diverse, much less religious. Boys have far fewer male role models in their lives. Fewer men marry, and normal boy behavior is largely held in contempt by their feminist teachers, principals and therapists. Do any or all of those factors matter more than the availability of guns?”
And although the Virginia Beach killer was a black man, most of the killers have been and continue to be white men. There’s a question right there.
An interesting take on the Virginia Beach shooter’s choice of handgun, one with a noise suppressor (a silencer, in Hollyweird’s inaccurate parlance) that bodes evil if it becomes a trend. “What saves lives? The sound of gunfire.”
Pat Condell on Twitter: “Lots of slippery condolences for from politicians who don’t want to address the core problem. Those people were murdered because they were Christians. The problem is not ‘terror’, but Islam’s message of violence towards non-believers. No other religion has it.”