Last Sunday, in a post about the Pittsburgh shootings of three police officers, I wrote:
I’m afraid we are going to see a lot more of this…
On Tuesday, Clarence Douglas Phillips shot and killed his girlfriend near Raleigh, North Carolina. He then shot and killed a detective and wounded another cop in the shootout that followed. He died of gunshot wounds later.
On Tuesday, Kevin Garner shot and killed his wife, daughter, sister, and nephew, set his house on fire and then killed himself in Priceville, Alabama. It was the third mass shooting in Alabama in the past month.
Today, outside of Los Angeles, an Asian gunman opened fire at a Korean Christian retreat, killing one person and wounding three. It was at least the seventh multiple shooting in the United States in the past week.
And of course, the mass shootings/killings as the North Carolina nursing home, and in the immigrant aid center in upstate NY both within the past couple of weeks.
It's so bad, we're almost getting immune to it. And we shouldn't be.
Right to keep and bear arms? Fine. But there is also a responsibility to keep those arms out of the hands of those who choose to do harm to others. I wouldn't mind more discussion about that second factor, instead of the Second Amendment.