In our “War on Terror” and corresponding demonization of foreign ideologies with their suicide bombers who threaten our very way of life, we seem to have completely ignored the daily threat of that uniquely American breed of terrorist: that misfit teen, disgruntled civil servant, and every other psychopath with access to a gun who now – almost on a weekly basis – enters one of our schools, universities, places of worship, or public areas, shoots a dozen people and then takes his own life.
CNN picks up the story for the day, but then it is over until the next suicide bomber hits the streets. Marines are not sent in. No “war” is declared. No billions spent. No legislation passed. Barely even a discussion. Rather, people living in caves praying to a different god are the problem. It makes you wonder, are we the fanatics?
It is telling that in our War on Terror, the government has told us that yeilding some of our privacy rights was essential for national security, but after one of these American suicide gunmen, any mention of limiting our supposed right to bear arms is considered unpatriotic and against our way of life.