Congress Was Gunman's Accomplice: Opinion

So I guess we're just on our own, just as the Earp brothers were in Tombstone in 1882, when they enlisted Doc Holliday to enforce Tombstone's municipal gun control law at the OK Corral.

There is a culture of violence in this country; we saw its manifestations in Tombstone in 1882 and again on Friday morning in Aurora, Colo.

We call ourselves the greatest nation on earth. But we have to accept that along with that greatness comes an annoying tendency of our people to shoot each other. Our leaders need to recognize that, or share the responsibility for continued bloodshed.

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Gary Weiss's most recent book is AYN RAND NATION: The Hidden Struggle for America's Soul , published by St. Martin's Press.

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