Long time Los Angeles Times columnist, George Skelton has written that the culprits of the San Bernardino attack were not radical Islamic terrorists or mental illness or brainwashed individuals, that it was: guns.
It may be a while before we know everything about the San Bernardino butchery, but the central detail was clear from the start: The culprits were guns.
Not Muslims. Even so-called radical Islamic terrorists cannot kill 14 and wound 21 with knives or ball bats.
Bombs, maybe. But those two holiday party killers preferred guns because, in America, guns are so easy to obtain and use.
Not mental illness. Anyone who murders is a sicko. But it’s insulting and intellectually dishonest to equate all killing with the severely mentally ill.