We’ve had two mass shootings in less than a week. In the first one, a white man shot up three different spas around Atlanta, where 6 of the 8 people killed were of Asian descent. The local police spokesman said the shooter was “having a bad day”. In the second one, a man with a Muslim name and a history of psychological problems killed 10 people in a grocery store, and Tucker Carlson said “The left, mainstream media turn Boulder shooting into yet another racial powder keg.” Silly me, I thought that police killings of minorities, increasing voter suppression, and, you know, an invasion of the US Capitol to keep Trump in power were the racial powder kegs. These two shooters were just crazy, and should never have been allowed to own a gun.
The only thing that is certain is that we won’t get stronger background checks on people trying to purchase guns. We may need a license to drive a car, but not to buy a gun.