I’m not going to write about the Oregon shootings. Not enough information is out and at this point we’d be sharing ignorance. There is a post maybe, if the profile of the killer is accurate, because it plugs into fears I’ve had for a few years now.
There might also be (there is) a post on the sheer insanity of taking a shooting in a gun free zone as a sign we need more gun laws, as though laws were some sort of magic shield that changes reality. Anyone who genuinely thinks that way is still in kindergarten, mentally.
But I don’t want to write about the shooting in particular. I want to talk about this sort of event, which might not be more frequent than before (I’ve seen claims both ways) but which we’re more aware of, I guess.
My first awareness of mass killing was Black September, during…
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