I am so saddened by the massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Coming nearly eight years, almost to the day, of the Columbine High School shooting, and only a few months after the shooting of Amish schoolchildren, this latest horror is only the latest in a long list of killing sprees in our gun-loving country.
The really depressing part of it is that, after everybody has talked about how much they grieve for the victims and pray for their families, we'll be hearing yet again from the NRA about how guns don't kill people, people kill people. President Bush's spokesperson has already reiterated the president's support for the right to bear arms. All we have to do is make sure that guns only make their way into the hands of sane, law-abiding people! Simple!
This is a recurring nightmare, and it won't go away until our politicians have enough guts to stand up to the gun lobby.