We need more laws!!
In light of the knee-jerk reaction to such tragedies as the recent school shooting in Minnesota by politicians and others, I think it's way past due to enact some legislation that will finally stamp out that most damaging influence on our youth. The one that apparently drove this misguided young man to commit horrendous and indiscriminate murder. Of course the fact that he had a tragic home life with a father who committed suicide and a mother who suffered head injuries from a drunk driving accident and is confined to a nursing home we can safely put aside. Nothing can be done about that. And we should ignore as well the deplorable poverty and social conditions on many Indian reservations.
But I'm talking about the important stuff. I'm talking about the lessons we can learn from this horrible incident and what needs to be done to put a stop to all such shooting sprees in the future. Politicians know that the boobs out there always fall for the quick fix, the knee-jerk ill-considered attempt to tease out something from the incident to lay the blame on. No tragedy, no horrendous death or killing is too profound to extinguish the rampant urge of some politicians to cash in on them for their own aggrandizement. In that light I have a demand.
Yes, it's time to outlaw once and for all, zombie movies, dark clothing, and eyeliner.
Oh yeah, and video games. Even though this kid wasn't into them, they're bad, bad, bad.