Another mass murder, another shooting spree, leaving bodies bullet-riddled by a legally obtained weapon. This time, it was Wisconsin, at a Sikh temple, as people gathered for their weekly worship.
Since a rampaging Jared Loughner murdered six fellow Americans and wounded congresswoman Gabby Giffords and 12 others in Tucson, Arizona, Americans have assiduously been working on Lessons Learned.
It is plain to all but the most naive that the course of political discourse in the U.S. over the past few years was going to lead to something insane like the Giffords shooting.
Gun shows, the ready access to semiautomatic weapons and the additional availability of extended-capacity magazines are a recipe for the massacres that occur every few years in the United States.
The Tucson massacre brought into sharp public focus the local sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, who has gained attention this week for linking the shooting to the vitriolic political climate in the U.S.