In the days after mass shootings in Ohio and Texas over the weekend calls you would expect for tightened gun regulations have come from all sides of the political spectrum.
So has the finger pointing that’s part of the “blame game” that always follows such incidents.
I was told a long time ago that when you point your finger at someone else, you have 4 others pointing back at you.
As a society we seem all too willing to blame someone else for whatever is wrong in our lives and in the country.
There are some things that I am pretty sure of.
No private individual needs a weapon that can fire anything close to the number of rounds the latest mass shooters had, but new gun regulations by themselves won’t solve the problem, and .
The decline of respect for human life at all levels is a growing plague in our country
and the lack of our ability as a people to discuss issues that divide us civilly has risen to a level that I don’t think has ever been seen in our history. As I’ve written before we have to do a much better job in committing the resources necessary to diagnose mental illness and help people who suffer from it.
That’s the way I see it.