Mass shooting in Milwaukee

This time, at the Molson Coors facility.

This will inevitably intensify the debate about guns, especially with this being an election year.

I’m open to arguments about stricter gun control. I also agree that the NRA shouldn’t set America’s gun policy.

That said, we need to remember that less than two years ago, a self-described “incel” killed ten strangers in Toronto, not with a gun, but with a ¬†van.

Guns are but one means of committing mass murder.  Twenty-five-year-old Alek Minassian proved that in Toronto in April 2018.

It is one thing to kill oneself. It is another thing to kill a single individual who has done one grievous harm. (And I do mean grievous harm here—like murdering a member of one’s family.)

It is yet another thing to go out by killing large numbers of random people.

The fact that this does occur with greater frequency in recent years tells us something about our society, and not simply about our guns. What we have in America—in the West—at present, is a moral and spiritual crisis.

This sort of thing used to happen once or twice in a generation. Now it happens almost every month. And guns have been around, and within easy reach, in America since the very beginning.

While gun control should be on the table, gun control alone is unlikely to fix what is wrong.