The after-shooting ritual is in full bloom. One side screams at the other—and no one hears anything.
Before getting to the article about Israel and the value of the armed citizen, I want to point out that asking the government to solve the problem of mass shootings is both impractical and dangerously utopian.
The problem is not weapons.
The problem is human evil.
And human evil cannot be legislated away.
The best that we can do is to defend against it.
Here are my suggestions: