I just read at NRO a piece by David French, who in turn gives us the substance of an explanation of what is driving the increasing phenomenon of school shootings. I sense that the explanation – which provides quite the opposite of comfort – is correct.
He also, rightly, pointed out that no amount of laws restricting gun ownership will reverse the trend. This “slow motion riot” has to be addressed in another way.
What way would that be?
Off the top of my head, I suggest that fatherless homes, drugging children, continuous images of violence in games, artificial entertainments on screens, the brutalization of girls and women which renders them unable to civilize males, and no sense of God or the transcendent may have something to do with it. And let’s not rule out demonic influence.
How to reverse those trends? How to wake people up to seek solutions? I fear that only something approaching societal cataclysm can do that.