Written on the Eve of the Next Mass Shooting

Who will it be this time?

The shooter, I mean.

My guess is it will be some guy with a problem.

His girlfriend doesn’t understand him.

He was bullied in school.

He lost his job and it wasn’t fair.

Somebody got too close or too slow on the road.

He’s a self-styled vigilante who doesn’t approve of “those people”.

His God told him to do it.

 

Who will it be this time?

The victims, I mean.

My guess is it will be ordinary people with ordinary problems.

His girlfriend doesn’t understand him.

She lost her job and it wasn’t fair.

He was bullied in school.

She was one of “those people”.

He was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

She worshiped the wrong God.

 

Who will it be this time?

The person who gave him the guns, I mean.

My guess it’s someone who is clueless…and guiltless.

Was it the dad who was fascinated with fire power?

Was it the mom frightened witless for her safety?

Was it the shop owner who was just making another sale?

Was it the anonymous online gun dealer?

Was it the guy in the alley with a trunk load of weapons?

Was it the neighbor who just left it lying around unsecured?

 

Who will it be this time?

The ones making lame excuses and feeble explanations.

My guess it will be the same ones we always hear.

The bought-off politicians.

The 2nd Amendment Constitutional crack-pots.

The gun rights fanatics…”if only they were all armed…”

The NRA spokesmen whose cold dead brains can’t fathom what’s happening.

The goof-ball local sheriff who suddenly has a crisis.

The wannabe candidate sucking up to voters.

Who will it be next time?

 

 

 

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