Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
If the defendant in this case had somehow managed to obtain a gun and shoot up City Hall, Liberals would demand universal background checks and ammunition taxes and identification-stamped bullets and God knows what all else. They’d insist those measures were necessary, to prevent this kind of shooting.
But the real cause of the shooting would be they let him out of the nuthouse. Twice! Once in 2012 and again in 2017. After he was released, he refused to take his meds. What a shock! Totally out of the blue. Who could have predicted it?
We don’t have a gun problem. We have a mental health treatment problem. Everyone who is concerned about gun violence needs to read “My Brother Ron,” by Clayton Cramer. If you can’t afford to buy your own copy, let me know and I’ll buy it for you.
I second the nomination of Cramer’s book. Cramer’s departure from blogging was a dismal day for the medium.