When I saw the news about Las Vegas I thought ‘the lefties and righties are going to conjure up some way this proves the other side is to blame.’ Hillary Clinton promptly came out blaming the NRA. A right-winger blamed it on lack of religion (a FOX television news guest.)
What’s really dangerous is the “we’ve got to do something now” mentality. That is what got us the Patriot Act shortly after 9/11. It would be far better to consider, with deliberation, what steps our nation might take to prevent these tragedies. I fear the answer is we cannot control many things in life and this is one of them.
Thank goodness acts such as this are not common; people wildly overestimate the likelihood of being hit by domestic or foreign terrorists. In fact, some authors have pointed out we live in safer times than at any time in history, despite what our immediate reactions tell us.