So on Monday, we had another one of these mass shootings that we seem to get at least once a year. Most of you know by now this time it was a Navy yard in Washington, DC and that 13 souls perished, including the alleged gunman.
My question is why doesn’t the media point out the similarities in all the major gun incidents of the past half century, dating back to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963?
It’s usually a lone gunman, although the Columbine High School incident in 1999 had two shooters.
It’s usually someone with mental problems, although mind control experiments could induce mental problems I would assume.
And it’s always someone who has a shitload of guns or plays too many of those shoot ’em up video games. Violent video games were blamed for the Columbine shooting as well, if I remember correctly. So why are they still around?
Anyway, I watched the news coverage (which as usual got many things wrong in the rush to get things out first) and by 2:00 in the afternoon, I had had enough. There’s something about these events and the frequency that they occur that you get desensitized by it all.
God bless the families of the victims, but this is a real life crime drama I have seen too many repeats of.