October 3, 2015
In the summer of '66 my parents moved the family to Austin. On the first of August we drove to the university campus where my mother planned to enroll in grad school. We never made it to campus. At Guadalupe and 24th we were turned away. We saw people crouched behind cars. Turns out there was a young man in the university tower shooting on the campus below. He killed 14 people that day.
How is it that Congress eagerly spends trillions futily fighting terrorists and nothing to address the easy availability of guns to murderous young men? Of course this comparison assumes we fight to make Americans safer.