Another day, another mass shooting, this time at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. Since the shooter turned his weapon on himself before police could arrest him we’ll likely never know just why. He may have had a personal grudge against another player or just got pissed when he lost.
Of course, the gun nut lobbyists at the National Rifle Association wasted no time bringing out the “more guns in the room would have either deterred the shooter or allowed someone to bring him down” chestnut. (Or maybe they just want to ban headsets in public.) So I have to express my exasperation with people who believe that mass shooting tragedies can be prevented by creating an armed society and normalizing guns in public places. Continue reading