I simply do not care why the shooter did this. Nothing, not even mental illness justifies it. What I do care about, is the "tool" that gave him the power to do it.
We are a culture seduced by guns. I'm by no means innocent from that obsession, but my fascination ends at Call of Duty.
Our "leaders", left and right, cave to paranoid gun-hoarding extremists lost in a fantasyworld where they'll one day get to fight an invading Nicaraguan army. Convinced that the answer to gun violence is simply more guns.
And yet children die. Either in Connecticut classrooms or Chicago streets. Children die.
And no one with any influence is prepared to discuss the real problem.
Mr. President. You've been re-elected with a mandate for change twice now. THIS has to change.