It might be the only up-side to the pandemic. For awhile, there were no mass shootings. Of course, as soon as humans with access to guns gather together it can quickly go sideways…and it has.
Not only do a lot of Americans have a lot of guns, but we seem to be particularly unable to handle conflict. Something more than limiting access to guns needs to happen to fix this, but that’s where it needs to start.
While Democrats are trying to tighten up access to weapons, some Texas Republicans want to allow guns to be carried without a license. It’s hard to pick the most ridiculous thing to come out of Austin on a daily basis, but this one takes the entire week.
How do we address the stressors that lead to these horror shows? At what point do anger or feeling disconnected require a mental health intervention?