Of course down through the ages violent wars have been waged over imposition of a particular religion, but in modern times the basic premise among religious people was to live and let live. All that changed after the terror attacks on 9/11.
President Obama has been clear in his advocacy of sensible gun reform at home, as well as balanced global demilitarization. Shamefully, the President has been totally lacking in Congressional partners who want to make the world's streets safer with him.
On Tuesday, not one but two shootings occurred at high schools in this nation. These two shootings represent the 85th and 86th school shootings since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in late 2012.
Another day, another school shooting in America. On Tuesday morning, news hit that a gunman entered a school in Troutdale, OR, a suburb of Portland, and opened fire, killing one student. It is the 74th school shooting since Sandy Hook.
The bad guy with a firearm that gunned down four innocent students at Seattle Pacific University was stopped by a good guy with pepper spray; not a gun.
Right wing media failed to correct stories in which they falsely claimed that a man who is against gun safety regulations was the father of a Sandy Hook student.
There is a contingent of gun fanatics driven by racial prejudice and gun lobby fear mongering who desperately long to initiate a revolutionary war over attempts to stop the senseless gun violence.
The idea that an armed good guy can stop a bad guy is not borne out by reality. Law enforcement officers go through extensive firearm training, and yet they do not always stop bad guys with guns.
Politicians (a few at least) are making loud gun control noises. They do that every time there's another mass murder. Nothing ever happens.