I’m Not Sure There is a Way to Stop the Mass Killings

There is something sad and hopeless about a society that is indifferent to the long list of savage mass murders inside our public schools. It is a long and wearying list, growing, a cause for depressive thoughts across the land. Some of us want to ban assault weapons and the AR-15 used by the deranged…

The Tragedy in Florida Has Nothing to Do with Guns

Those who are trying to take political advantage of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida to advocate gun control measures seem to be ignoring the fact that the perpetrators of the carnage in that town, as in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut were severely psychiatrically ill and could have chosen other lethal means to cause just…

Praying for the Dead in Texas — Won’t Bring Them Back

There is a famous Johnny Cash song where he sings these words: “Not even 100 million angels all praying at the same time can bring someone back to life.” He was right, of course. The grieving members of the innocents in Texas slaughtered by a homicidal maniac inside a church are all caught up in…

Too Many Guns or Too Much Entitlement: A Pervading Selfishness

by Juda Engelmayer The carnage caused by 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday, killing 26 people is nothing short of unspeakable. With the exception of terrorism, what could cause someone to do something like this? We will hear about his marriage gone bad, his dishonorable discharge, a…