232 I’m Angry!
Okay, so what’s my beef now? Mostly, I’m extremely annoyed at the fact that my blood pressure is up, the “stupidity meter” is pegging the high end of the scale, and the only way I know of to try to contribute to resolving the problem at hand is to spend the time I usually enjoy working on this blog, researching and writing about things I find interesting and/or amusing, is to spend my time and emotional energy trying to deal with the insanity of the USA’s obsession with mass shootings.
I think that the chart says it all: Three hundred twenty-eight dead in the sixteen worse “incidents” in the past decade. Not mentioned, of course, are the hundreds of “not worst” ones which have occurred during the same period. One can, of course, quibble about the exact data, but the fact is clear that this is a situation which is a great distance from the situation in ANY other advanced country. The most common explanation for this situation by supportive politicians is that “the problem ISN’T guns, it’s mental health.”
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