Timothy Egan’s words resonate. We call “time out” to rationalize a mass shooting. But there is no time. Another mass shooting interrupts. He writes for today’s New York Times:
By next week, with the professional football playoff picture starting to take shape, and the holiday festivities in full swing, we’ll have this San Bernardino thing figured out. And we’ll hope that it doesn’t happen again tomorrow. But it will happen tomorrow — on average, one multiple-victim shooting a day. Every day. It will make sense in the only country where mass killings make sense.