Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, by now, you all know about the Washington Navy Yard massacre. If you need to get up to speed, CBS News can do a better job explaining it than I can.
I wasn’t even going to write about this, because my thinking always gets back to new words: Gun control. We need it in this country.
I wrote about gun control, or I should say gun people in CityBeat back in August of 2011. If you click on the link, go down and look at all the comments and see how many people hated me for writing it. If I had to go back and write that column over again, I would change some of the wording, but not my opinion on guns. They kill people.
Since the Washington Navy Yard shooting, I’ve been reading and hearing in the press that all this killing there will “renew” the discussion on gun control. How many times have I heard that word? “Renew?” Every time more people get killed in a mass shooting like this, that word comes up and then a few weeks later, it’s forgotten. It’s all business as usual. It’s sickening.
I know I’m a broken record on gun control, but until that broken record gets fixed, history will always repeat itself. That’s about all I know.
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