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…

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…

And the Consensus Is: “He Couldn’t Have Been Stopped.”

The wave is building. We’ve got to ban automatic weapons. There is validity to this effort. But will it do anything to stop mass murders? In this instance, where 59 people have died and almost 500 were wounded, it seems unlikely that a ban would have had an effect on the deadly outcome of this…