Florida shooting

Unfortunately, These Atrocities Aren’t Going to Stop

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

We are a formerly Christian society in an advanced state of decomposition. Nikolas Cruz was a product of broken families. He was adopted. Both adoptive parents had died. Where did he get his ideas of right and wrong, good and evil? Before the Death of God and repeal of the Ten Commandments, in those dark old days, the 1950s, atrocities common now were almost nonexistent.

Spare Us the ‘Conversation’

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Where does the multiplication of laws end? It can only end in the destruction of a free society in which the final solution to crime is to treat everyone, both the virtuous and the vicious, as a criminal. That is why the breezy word “conversation” in this context gives off such an Orwellian chill. What are we supposed to be chatting about? The transformation of our country into a totalitarian prison-state?

The lie of ‘See something, say something’

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

The FBI was reportedly informed that some nut job named “Nikolas Cruz” announced “Im gonna be a professional school shooter” a few months back. Funny thing, a kid named “Nikolas Cruz” was also kicked out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and was considered such a threat that the kid was specifically banned from carrying a backpack on school grounds. Something was seen. Something was said. Yet nothing was done.

America's Problem is a Contempt for Life, Not a Love of Guns

Craig Bannister, CNS News

People who believe human life is sacred do not extinguish it capriciously; they do everything in their power to preserve and protect it. People who do not believe human life is sacred can be more prone to base life and death decisions upon emotion, convenience, and hubris. Thus, when it comes to preventing mass violence, the answer is respect for life and self-control - not gun control.