This is an earlier blog that became more relevant this week as an unusual number of Americans were killed by psychos.
There is enough blame for both the right and the left in the Santa Barbara killings. The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Rifle Association have both created conditions in our society which make murder a much more distinct possibility.
I know you'll expect what I have to say about the National Rifle Association so first let's talk about the ACLU. After they made it very difficult for classroom teachers to administer their classes by obtaining due process for students, they then decided to make it very difficult to put psychopaths in mental hospitals. Those of us that are old enough remember Geraldo Rivera and all the other specious reporters who helped the ACLU close mental hospitals. Even if you're a parent scared about what your son or daughter might do to other people your chances of putting them in a restricted atmosphere are very slim.
Of course the National Rifle Association is the mirror image of the ACLU. They think everybody should have a gun, especially those that can quickly be converted to automatic weapons. Doesn't it just bring you back to the to the American Revolution and patriots fighting for their country, with Uzis?
Both of these groups produced the Santa Barbara killings. Since both your groups hate each other you can now spend more time trying to move the country in your opposite directions. I grew up in an America that had some common sense. It seems like a long time ago.