Well, the press certainly bears its share of the blame. The press ought to practice a bit of self-criticism and realize that mass shooters in many cases are seeking the very notoriety the press unthinkingly gives them.
Street crime, on the other hand, is pervasive and harms minorities more than anyone else, yet is coddled and excused by that same press as well as prosecutors and judges who afford recidivists third, fourth, fifth and sixth chances to terrorize communities. There's a rational reason why, in the face of this madness, ordinary, decent, normal folks reluctantly seek the protection of arming themselves.
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Rare is a relative term. These idiots make the headlines, and grab the politicians' attention, but far more suffering comes about from official indifference to ordinary street crime and lawlessness. Until that indifference changes, I refuse to criticize those who see the 2A as essential to liberty.
And for the record, I don't own a gun and never have.