Friday, August 10, 2012

I Hate To Say 'I Told You So,' But ... I Told You There'd Be More Mass Shootings

I was right, but I wish I weren't.

Well, I'm very sorry to report this, but this blog was correct.

About two weeks ago, I predicted that there would be more mass shootings in the US, and lo and behold, just a few days ago, we had another high-profile shooting - this time at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, seemingly by a white supremacist.

Already, and predictably, there has been much hand-wringing over what this all means, what could have been done to prevent this, etc. etc. Much has been made of the fact that this particular shooter appeared to be a white supremacist, but I honestly don't think that matters much - what matters is, as I have said in multiple previous posts, that
  1. this guy was obviously very mentally disturbed, and
  2. he could get his hands on loads of (semi-automatic) guns and ammunition.
Until the US public decides to do something about one (or preferably both) of those problems, shootings like this will continue to occur.

The least we could do is stop acting so surprised and shocked when it happens - there really isn't anything surprising or shocking about these mass shootings anymore. The only things we don't know are 1) exactly where the next attack will happen, and 2) exactly how many people will die.

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