arma virumque cano (et alia)
Candlelight vigils, in order to be effective, need to he held at the gunshops. Better make sure not to trespass, though. Don't want to infringe on their rights and force them to defend themselves.
Thanks to you co-bloggers for keeping things going in my absence. What a final day in the States I had with this dreadful story. Another obviously unfit person buying guns legally. Another gun-friendly place where not one armed citizen could do a damn thing. It's all over the Italian news. The US is a baffling enigma to sensible Europeans. Guns and obesity and divisive politics - I'm glad to be home.
Welcome back MikeB; I hope you had a wonderful time on your vacation.While you were gone, we added Baldr as an author; hope you approve.While the crappy comments have been diminished by moderaations, we had some posts with quite a lot of comments, so I would argue that the experient has overall been very successful with moderation.I think we all had fun, and that there were some excellent posts while you were gone.What a shame though that you had to leave the U.S. on a day of such tragedy; not a good final memory to have for you and your family.
Welcome back. I have to agree that moderation was a good experiment.Getting rid of the anonymous sockpupets also help improve what dialogue occurred.BTW, Baldr was told he could post during the time you were gone, whether he stays or not is your call.
Welcome back, Mikeb302000.I concur with Laci The Dog and dog gone in noting that shitcanning shitbags is a net positive. Always your call, of course.