It’s sick because of powerful lobbyists in Washington buying politicians.
It’s sick because there are still strong undertows of racism and intolerance.
It’s sick because of the freewheeling ownership of firearms, thanks to the powerful NRA lobbyists.
It’s sick because of how the NRA and others misinterpret the Constitution.
It’s sick because too many people believe that packing a weapon is necessary for self-defense, just like in the days of the wild wild West.
It’s sick because it is totally blind to the fact that gun control works well to minimize gun violence in every other G8 nation.
It’s a perfect storm of sickness.