[This post has been updated to correct a duplicate link.] The gun insanity continues. Another average morning, another whirlwind of horrific stories about innocent people in and around us dying (or having their lives endangered) senselessly because criminals and crazy people have easy access to killing machines:
- In Virginia, two young journalists gunned down in cold blood,
- In West Virginia, another mass school shooting narrowly avoided,
- In Durham, a teen shot and forced to play dead to avoid being murdered like her friend,
- In Holly Ridge, NC, a four-year old finds a loaded handgun left in a church bathroom by a 70 year old man who, for some inexplicable reason, brought it to church.
Meanwhile, the chief defender and enabler of the terrorists around us — the gun lobby — goes merrily about its business, buying our politicians and undermining our democracy.