A few dozen surburban folks die and all of the sudden guns are an issue. City people die by the thousands as politics shift to the right - so far to the right that the Democrats of today are harder on the poor than the right used to be.
The jails are full. Urban America has been on lock down now for almost half a century. The drug war that has been waged there - in our most fragile communites - is the place to go to purchase all things not allowed outside of these war zones - including guns. Bad policy? I do not see masses of poor folk marching anywhere, so I guess all is good in the hood. The policy keeps potential leaders full of lead or in jail - just for wanting the new pair of shoes that their father or mother will not be buying them. The policy has destroyed America. The bottom of the slippery slope is quite near. There will be no marching from the ghetto.
We had the Occupy kids go almost nowhere - shut down by force despite for the most part being a peacefull movement. They were begging for Americans to listen...and yet what Americans are allowed to hear is more of the same old crap.
These shooters - they are telling you something too - about the world they lived in, their parents, their thoughts. We will not listen to them any more then we would the nonviolent occupy kids, or any of the thousands of voices who try to break through to America's delusional and increasingly violent collective consciousness.
We live in fear, because we consume more and as directed when we are scared- and no one is worried about our flesh being spoiled because of it. We have been terrorized , intentionally, to enable the rightward shift away from freedom and justice for all towards a corpgov state where some can command drones to attack targets anywhere in the world, while others are targets of teens looking to make their first kill; the one that is required for them to obtain rank and respect in the policy created war zones that they call home.
And so the left is dead, and the dream remains the dream that fewer and fewer remember was almost made real. No, guns will not be controlled, but democracy already has been. Millions cannot now and millions more will not be able to vote, because they will not live long enough to, or will be in prison. Democracy will never again look like it did before the right figured out how to rework the demographics using gun and drug laws to terrorize a nation.