I tried to write this post last night, and I’ve re-written it in my head about a dozen times since then. The problem is that I don’t have anything to say that I haven’t said literally hundreds of times before. I’m being quite brutally honest here, because when I read the story on CNN.com I’m filled with a sense of total exhaustion at the grotesque dance that I know is going to come next.
I’m tired of these cowards deciding that their life is too much to bear, but instead of having the decency to just off themselves in the quiet of their own home, they have to take a bunch of people with them. I’m tired of defending my rights because someone thinks that the illusion of safety is more important than personal liberty and responsibility. I’m tired of people grandstanding on the shoulders of atrocities for political gain.
In all likelihood, this is the last you’re going to hear from me about this story. It’s not that I don’t care, because I grieve for the families of the victims; I literally am sick of these shootings and the whole three ring circus that inevitably accompanies them. If actual news breaks on this, I’ll cover it; but beyond that I’m done with this subject.