As one might expect, President Obama is stroking this one. Political buffoonery aside though, I'm a little taken aback by the mounting numbers. I think back to the time when I was in the school system in the 1970s, a time when America was not nearly as "safe" in terms of crime as it is today. Guns were everywhere back then, too. I'm inclined to believe (as I always have, no point in lying about it) that the guns are hardly the contributor, it's the people with their booger-hooks on the bang levers. But troubling to me is that there's no indication anyone understands why this torrent of violence is occurring. Worse, it appears that folks are more interested in ignoring the disease in favor of attaching undue significance to the transport mechanism itself. It's no surprise that Obama hates guns, hates the military, hates everything that signifies all is not well in the liberal world. But the response from the right is pretty underwhelming, as well. I wonder why this is, and I wonder how long it's going to go on. Because eventually, I'll have Connecticut State Troopers showing up at my doorstep to confiscate my weapons, and that concerns me greatly.