Last updated 4/1/2021 at 11:21am
Now come the calls for “thoughts and prayers” for the victims of the latest mass slaughter from conservatives, along with claims that mental illness is the problem, not guns. (Studies show that only about 6-7 per cent of mass murders could be medically classified as mentally ill.)
From liberals there are demands that we ban military-style assault weapons with large magazines and create more thorough background checks. These are worthy goals, but the truth is: enactment would only marginally reduce the number of mass killings and do little to reduce the majority of gun deaths....