In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Whenever something, anything bad happens in the world, Facebook and Twitter become ground zero for false compassion. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has to let everyone else know how sorry he feels for [insert “tragedy” here].
I can tell you several things that did not cause the Navy Yard shootings last week: AR-15s, video games and partisanship. On the flip side, I can tell you what contributed to the massacre: mental instability, poor security, and a failure of the vaunted clearance system and NSA.