A few hours ago, a man bearing a gun entered an engineering building in Virginia Tech and shot 30 people (students and professors) to death. Just like that. Then he shot himself. What does one do when something like this happens? What does one think?
Do you think of grieving families? Or about what went on in minds of the students who were about to be shot? Or do you wonder what caused the desperation and dementia that drove the gunman to homicide? Or do you ask why it should be so easy for a young man to procure a gun and enough ammunition to kill 33 people and injure 15 others?
I don’t know. For the most part, I feel thoroughly wretched. It just doesn’t make any sense.