“Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has said that he too is frustrated by inaction in Congress, but he refuses to budge on gun control, insisting that the problem goes to a question of mental health.” (The Guardian)
I think it might be Mr. Ryan’s mental health that is at issue here. But maybe I’m just too cynical for my own good; I’m sure his prayers will take care of the problem any day now.
Also: If you believe in gun control, can vote in the US, and are not voting to elect more lawmakers who don’t understand how the Second Amendment guarantees people the right to own assault rifles, you bear some responsibility. A small part, to be sure, but a part nonetheless.
Also also: If you think we shouldn’t be talking about this because it’s too soon to politicize a tragedy we don’t yet fully understand, when is it that we’ll be able to talk about it? By the time the Politicizing Moratorium Period has ended for this shooting, more people will have died somewhere else. These are not isolated sad events, but an ongoing crisis for the entire country; silence in the face of crisis helps no one.