The horrific mass shootings of recent weeks sickens me. I pray for the families of the victims.
It is the perverted response from the politicians that nauseates me the most. Does every event have to be used to score political points? No matter how you feel about the President, he is no more to blame for the actions of the shooters than Obama was for the baseball field shootings of Republican Congressmen.
In the era of everyone gets a trophy self-esteem boosting, we have lost sight that we are all responsible for our own actions.
In the wake of the shootings people are crying "do something". Just what "something" would have prevented these tragedies? If you ban plastic rifles, those intent on murder will use wood-stocked guns that work the very same way. Which of these guys, none whom had a record, would have failed any background check?
One of the shootings took place in California, home of tough gun laws. Fifty-two were shot in Chicago last weekend. Chicago has tough gun laws. Which law would have prevent this?
If the answer is to punish the innocent for the crimes of others, you need a different starting point.
I have no answers. I have no solutions. It is a culture thing. Today, everybody wants to be famous. They want to be YouTube and Facebook stars. They want everyone to read their blog. The truth is no further away than the mirror.
Quit publicizing the killers.
Stop using human tragedy as a political platform.