The tragic mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has brought out the opportunistic ghouls from the sick left including Senator Diane Feinstein who are standing on the victims' corpses as bully pulpits from which to preach their anti-gun agenda as reported by Ben Wolfgang for The Washington Times.
Of course, if the liberal politicians really wanted to prevent mass murder perhaps they should address its underlying causes rather than demonize the employed instrumentality. Although Feinstein and her hysterical ilk want to blame the gun something else likely is the culprit.
Guns -- including the unfairly maligned so-called assault rifle and high-capacity ammo magazines -- long have been around but only recently has there been a tragic uptick in mass shootings as reported by Mother Jones: "since 1982, there have been at least 62 mass shootings across the country," and "twenty-five of these mass shootings have occurred since 2006, and seven of them took place in 2012."
Curiously, within this same period the use of pyschotropic drugs by Americans has skyrocketed, and in all of these mass shootings "the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful pyschotrop drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes" as reported by Dan Roberts for AmmoLand: "multiple credible scientific studies going back more then a decade, as well as internal documents from certain pharmaceutical companies that suppressed the information show that SSRI drugs ( Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors ) have well known, but unreported side effects, including but not limited to suicide and other violent behavior."
Indeed, Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis had a long history of violent and otherwise bizarre behavior, and was "treated" for a variety of mental illnesses including paranoia, a sleep disorder and hearing voices as reported by the Daily Mail.
It's not guns who kill people. It's not even people who kill people. It's nut jobs who kill people, and blowhard liberals should focus on the mentally ill and their pharmaceutical treatments rather than the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens in confronting mass shootings.