In the wake of the Las Vegas shootings last Sunday, Progressives are on the warpath calling for reforms to gun control laws. This has been happening since Bobby Kennedy got whacked back in June 1968 and liberals have not been able to get over the butthurt ever since.
The energy spent on calls for more regulations of guns is a waste because without addressing the cause, mass killings will continue here in the U.S. The reason that mass killings will never cease in America is two-fold. First, mass murder is in the American DNA. While the Irish will argue they built railroads and shipping and blacks will argue that the economy was built on their backs while slaves, truth of the matter is that America was built on violence. Irish and blacks couldn’t claim any major contribution to the American political economy were it not for a philosophy, a “manifest destiny” that advocated for clearing out indigenous people from the lands they lived and hunted on centuries before the European showed up.
Closely related is our human nature. Unlike higher life forms i.e. birds, whales, frogs, and every other mammal, amphibian, and reptile you can think of, humans have the unnerving and unapologetic knack of killing each other en mass. It is such an important part of their DNA that they have sectors of their economies totally devoted to the obliteration of masses of fellow humans. Humans may pitch around euphemisms like “war” or “conflict”, but it is all the same: premeditated killing.
Progressives will continue to pursue the political brownie points that are garnered from the yackety-yack of gun control while appearing to enjoy the preference of living in a bubble. No changes will be made. The benefits to humans from violence will maintain mass murder for centuries to come.