The tragic domestic terrorism in Boulder (following the tragic domestic terrorism in Atlanta) shows us that after a year of lockdown, we are returning to normal. From what I can tell, the perp in Boulder was a White dude, and so he lived to be arrested.
Boulder Police Commander Kerry Yamaguchi said a suspect has been arrested.
“There is no ongoing public threat,” Yamaguchi said. “We do have a person of interest in custody. That person was injured during the incident and is being treated for the injuries.”
Because it is the apparent policy of the United States that everyone can buy a weapon of war designed only for the purpose of killing our fellow human —without any restrictions (really)— we should all expect these killings. It’s insane of course, but there we have it…
If I were king of the forest, no one would have access to guns at all. But I’m not king of the forest and clearly there is no political will to do anything about this. It’s not that I have given up, but I know that nothing will change. Gee, maybe I’ll sign a petition. /Snark
We continue to live in a war zone, and there’s no sign of it ending anytime soon. The anomaly was the Pandemic Year, but we are returning to normal:
Colorado State Senate Majority Leader Stephen Fenberg (D) told Brian Williams on MSNBC: “We have had a horrific year as a country, as a world. It had finally started to feel like things are getting back to ‘normal.’ And, unfortunately, we are reminded that that includes mass shootings.”