My local newspaper, Los Angeles Daily News, offered its support for the families of the 14 people killed in San Bernardino. Among their words were “deeply disturbing and dispiriting” events in San Bernardino. Were any solutions or new ideas on preventing mass killings offered? No!
We have a serious problem in America and their response is “our thoughts and prayers are with the San Bernardino victims.” It’s the easy access to weapons that demands attention. There is at least one weapon for every man, woman, and child in the United States. Those weapons are owned by only 30% of the population. In other words a minority of the population holds the rest of us hostage to a law that harms everyone. Meaningless vigils of prayers, flowers and candles do nothing to stop the carnage. Weapon control laws will be a step towards reduced violence.
Our weak willed congress has been bought by gun manufacturers and the NRA. What has made America great is leaders who can provide direction in challenging times. No one is in sight that offers that leadership.