Who isn’t devastated, discouraged, afraid, angry, you name it, by the events in Las Vegas? We don’t even know the word to use to describe what happened, so we call upon an old standby—event--which glosses over what really happened. A young girl from Massachusetts witnessing her mother’s death, will never consider it an event.
And then there’s the gun issue. Just another event with guns. Really? Sounds like other events I attend—a birthday party, a fundraiser at the library, a pride parade, a concert. A concert, I say, and then remember that is what this girl and her mom and dad were attending in Las Vegas. Just another event, but this one with guns and ammunition, many guns, lots of ammunition.
How can anyone say it is “premature to talk about gun control after Las Vegas”? Well, for sure, Gabby Giffords didn’t say it!