Last week it was a massacre at a mall in Omaha, leaving nine dead. This week it's deadly shootings at a pair of churches in Colorado, with a total of five killed. It's no coincidence that a nation with an exceptionally high rate of gun ownership has a correspondingly high rate of gun deaths.
If we treated the popularity of guns in this country as a public-health menace, instead of glorifying their possession as some kind of birth right, maybe we'd start to see a decline in the number of homicides, suicides and accidental deaths involving guns. But we're nowhere near ready to enact meaningful gun control, so the massacres will continue.
— Gregory Flannery