THE NEW NORMAL (AND NOT WORTH WRITING ABOUT?)

Another mass murder, in Florida this time. But hey, it was only the Second Worst slaughter in (recent) American history. Maybe we'll break the record next week.

   Okay, since I took the time to start this, let me summarize the problem and the solution.

     1. The problem is AVAILABILITY of guns that can kill dozens of people in a minute or so. (And the problem is getting worse: as I understand it, in recent years, Americans have bought far more of the kind of firearm used in Florida than any other gun.)

     2. The answer is to cut down on the AVAILABILITY of that kind of weapon. How about:

            a. Prohibiting the sale of such guns in the United States?

            b. Starting a voluntary buy-back program to get some of those guns out of circulation?

            c. Like the law treats bartenders who let customers get drunk and subsequently kill people with their cars, make it a potentially criminal act to be the supplier (wittingly or unwittingly) of a gun used in a mass murder?

 

Enough said, right?. However, since Americans (including our president, a few moments ago) seem to think that god will take care of this problem, you might check out what I think god might say about it:

KUMBAYA (BANG BANG), KUMBAYA

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