The Trump message of ‘Look What they’ve got because they took it from you” identity politics notwithstanding,is being heard theacross the country by injustice collectors irrespective of race,gender,or ethnicity..A forgettable black man,a former national guardsman killed 12 people in Virginia Beach last week using 2 Colt 45s with extended magazines and a silencer.He might have been “the good guy with a gun” in fairy book circumstances, but in this instance was the monster.A few days ago in peaceful Rancho Palos Verdes there was a shooting in Del Amo Mall about eight miles away from me.The shooter is still at large.There were no deaths but police activity on land and in the air is pronounced.
The number and variety of guns in the U.S.A is huge Alexa.tells me 360,000,000 hand guns alone.Carry permits are extremely difficult to obtain in California making the “good guy with a gun” scenario difficult thank all the gods that be.But, the paranoid,the definitely criminal,the frightened etc. are not deterred;and ; then there are the rifles,shotguns,AR15s,AK47s,etc.It is not encouraging to find local Law Enforcement agencies nationwide endorsing hatespeak in several of their jurisdictions using Facebook more or less legitimately.
In the meantime MOM aka POTUS has left England after parading himself and his family,at taxpayer expense at Queen Elizabeth’s D Day and Coronation ceremonies,He’s off to one of his Irish golf courses after undermining the very principles that came from the sacrifices of the “greatest generation”.The unity principles that ignorance of, resulted in two world wars. The tariff wars that he is engaging in indicate his ignorance of both economics and game theory.His wars with Mexico,China,Japan,Canada,Iran ,Venezuela,Cuba etc are producing major monetary problems in the U.S.A.It may well be that economic disaster may have to occur before the slavish Republican party will have enough courage to rebel.In the meantime Putin is chortling as MOM deestablishes NATO and worldwide alliances that Russia fears.