This time it is the young - the future generation of voters, leaders and adults - who are beginning to teach a lesson to their elders.
Are you familiar with the story of Wyatt Earp and the movie version? Probably so. It’s the most iconic shootout in the history of the American West. But in reality, that pistol fight at the O.K. Corral in October 1881 lasted 30 seconds and claimed only three lives. Many might say that such a shooting today wouldn’t [Read more]
Eventually some school shooting is going to be the last. Even in America.
And what do we do to solve the issue of armed children? We arm the teachers to the teeth to make things more fair.
Donald Trump just keeps outdoing himself, especially when it comes to lamentable or weird ideas.
How long would it be until politicians had to acquiesce to public pressure if all the classrooms were childless?
The reason nothing changes is because the arguments about gun legislation are just as ideological as everything else in this hopelessly divided country.
The industry and its lobbyists have repeatedly exploited the original sin of fear to advance aggressive pro-gun agendas.
'In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the U.S. gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.'
For as long as the influence of gun lobbyists remains strong and while there is no increase in social awareness, the massacres will remain routine.