Sad news out of Oregon. Once again, dozens of people shot, at least 10 fatally. Roseburg, Oregon. It can happen anywhere. Three pistols and one rifle. We lament the tragedy, make shrines to those lost, grieve along with families and loved ones, and say we need to do something to prevent these tragedies from ever occurring again. But we don't do anything. "Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine, the conversation in the aftermath of it. We've become numb to this. Our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It's not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel, and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America -- next week, or a couple months from now." President Obama. " This is another black mark for all Americans. People around the world must wonder what's really going on in the land of the free?" Bill O'Reilly.
We spend countless hours and money on arguing whether people of the same sex can get married, but don't dare mention measures to keep guns out of the hands of those that should never access to guns and killed children and loved ones. Not to worry. In a few days we will forget all about Roseburg until it becomes a reference when the next mass murder occurs.