If you’re inclined to keep score:
- Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown, CT, December 14, 2012 — 20 children, six adult staff, all killed.
- Century Movie Theater, Aurora, CO, July 20, 2012 — 12 dead, 70 wounded.
- Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, SC, June 17, 2015 — nine killed.
- Navy Operational Support Center, Chattanooga, TN, July 16, 2015 — four killed.
Not the mass killings of first-graders, nor movie goers, nor worshippers at a Bible study have moved the lawmakers the gun lobby keeps on its payroll to reconsider our unconscionably irresponsible approach toward gun control.
I don’t expect the killing of four Marines at a recruiting center in Tennessee this morning will change that. Do you?