Politicizing a Tragedy, Episode 1138
April 17, 2007 2 Comments
Predictably enough, the aftermath of the tragedy at Virginia Tech was followed by more than grief and mourning.
Like sleazy lawyers following an ambulance, the gun lobby and the gun control lobby raced behind this infamia to advance their particular causes.
The gun lobby made its case that if only more people were armed this wouldn’t have happened, whereas their fellows (they’re more similar than either side would like to admit) screamed bloody murder that if only gun control laws were stricter the shooter would not have been able to buy a gun.
It is sad that this endless bickering can’t be postponed at least until after the services for the people who lost their lives. Another reminder that some groups care more about their agendas than people, there’s that whole fallen world thing again.
[to my brothers and sisters, have you been asked (perhaps sarcastically) why “God did this” or “why God let this happen”? If so, what did you say in response?]