A moment of silence for fellow ACC school Virginia Tech, suffering the worst single-gun rampage in American history. This is the part where I add my knee-jerk liberal comment about guns, but let’s just skip it: working for real gun reform in this country is hopeless. It’s so ingrained in our culture that I confess I occasionally think about getting one for the farm in case Everything Falls Apart.
Either way, it’s unknowably sad for all the families. Those kids could have been any one of us, schlepping our way to class at 9am on Monday, seventy years of their lives left to enjoy. Chapel Hill had its reckoning back in 1995, but this is leagues worse, an abominable tragedy. Can’t we make bullets as least as hard to get as prescription drugs?