Wow. Gotta love the Seattle Times ed board. An evil nut with more guns and ammo than a sane person should have access to shoots a bunch of innocent people at a house party. The Seattle Times solution? Oh, don’t regulate guns. Don’t make sure the mental health system works. Establish “precautions or rules” to regulate “the late-night activities of young people.”
How about we establish and enforce rational gun control rules? And how about we regulate the late-night activities of nuts? If the Seattle Times is really interested in “[doing] what we can to prevent such a horrific incident from ever happening again,” the place to start is not house parties. It’s guns and mental health services.
Finally, let’s not lose our minds here. What happened this weekend was awful and shocking. But how many new rules and regulations do we need to make sure that something that has never happened before does not ever happen again?
The Seattle Times editorial is headlined “Soul-Searching After Capitol Hill Tragedy.” Is anyone shocked to discover that the old farts at the Seattle Times searched their creaky old souls and came up with the same old garbage? Young people are scary. Their parties are scary. Teenagers shouldn’t be out of the house after 10 PM. The city should do something about it.