We need to look long and hard at what is happening in our society related to firearms and teenage boys. We have a serious problem on our hands and these mass murders are getting far too commonplace to be considered an aberration.
In the most recent case in Oregon, news reports state the murderer had been “a student” of other mass killings. He allegedly said, “I’ve been waiting for years to do this,” then shot his teacher point-blank in the head.
It is time to stop pretending these are isolated incidents and start looking for the causes.
We have a social issue on our hands and we need to stop fighting about our right to bear arms and look deeper at the problem. When did we become a society where mass murder is just another news story? When did we get to a point that sending our kids to school or church might result in them facing their deaths?
We need to stop fighting and start looking for the root causes of this deeply anti-social behavior.
The future of our “civil” society depends on it.