This week has been another sorry chapter in America’s ongoing love affair with guns. The fact that we continue to defend guns, as more and more people die, shows what a warped society we live in. Especially when bear spray will safely outperform guns for personal protection almost every time. Yet we continue to value a testosterone laden hobby more than we value human lives.
In fact, Americans can’t even put the blame in the correct place. Read the on-line comments under virtually every story about yesterday’s Louisiana movie theater shooting (by a white man, who last month allegedly registered a page with Tea Party Nation), and you’ll find multiple posts from people blaming President Obama for the shooting, “because he’s a Muslim sympathizer.”
Truly, if people are going to put the blame on anyone other than the shooter, they need to put it on those who have nurtured our gun-worshiping culture: Fox News, Right Wing AM Talk Radio Hosts, the NRA, and NRA-controlled politicians. They are the true accomplices.