Because every single one of those killers - clearly very disturbed and ill people, who may have been in some form of hell of their own, I don't know. We can only speculate as to what would make someone kill strangers at a cinema, or children at a school or worshippers at a temple - could get their hands on a deadly weapon. Just like that.
At the time of writing, 27 people are known to be dead in today's atrocity at a primary school in Connecticut. Twenty of those are primary school age children. One of the adults is the mother of the killer. The 20 year old killer had a gun and he walked into two classrooms and he just killed. Everyone.
Twenty children between the ages of five and ten. Twenty children who came into school this morning. Twenty children who never left. Twenty children looking forward to Christmas. Twenty children with parents, families and friends who are now in unimaginable torment. Twenty children whose brutal deaths will traumatise the kids who survived for the rest of their lives.
Fox News is already blaming video games, movies, the violent culture we live in. Fox News can go fuck itself. How anyone can moralise about video games when they support a society that gives open access to actual, real guns blows my tiny mind. You can blame abusive childhoods, too many FPS, too many viewings of Die Hard if you like. But if these twisted, broken, ill, evil people couldn't get guns in the same way they could go out and buy a car, then these poor, dead children would most likely be alive this evening. And still looking forward to Christmas.
Obama says it best
"As a nation, we have been through this too many times.... We will have to come together to take meaningful action regardless of the politics..."
Trying to pass anti-gun legislation with a Republican Congress is going to be yet another uphill battle for Obama. His sanity is increasingly highlighted by the demented country he is trying to drag out of the dark ages. If I prayed, I'd pray for him. And the murdered children.