A few weeks ago we were blaming Islamic extremism for an All American shooting spree, largely forgetting the other two mass shootings that occurred within a few days of each other. Not this time. This time we have another scapegoat, as Gene Lyons so elegantly writes:
Another week, another grotesque mass shooting: In Washington state this time, leaving four police officers dead, four families destroyed and nine children’s lives shattered. As it’s politically unfashionable to wonder whether Americans shouldn’t do more to keep semi-automatic handguns away from crazy people, attention soon focused on why mass murderer Maurice Clemmons wasn’t locked away, where he belonged.
So many insane people with easy access to guns and so many excuses. And we certainly are not going to blame Governor Huckabee for aiding and abetting terrorism.