Some people won't like this. Oh well. As the hours go on since the shooting of 20 babies, I find myself feeling ashamed. I am ashamed of living in a country, of being part of a society where this has happened. It is the latest of a series of mass shootings. There is something very wrong with a country where this is starting to occur on a regular basis, now affecting babies. I am hearing the same thing that always happens: This guy was a nut, blah blah blah. Nuts shouldn't have access to guns blah blah blah. If we could have everybody who bought a gun be psychologically profiled this wouldn't happen blah blah blah. When are we going to stop fooling ourselves? We live in a culture in which violence is acceptable. It is celebrated in movies, on TV, in music. Its entertainment. We think it is okay for our children to play video games in which they "pretend" to shoot people. We have become immune to violence. We don't really care that there are 30 shootings a day in the country, 1,000 shooting a month, 100,000 shootings a year. It doesn't affect us personally, so whatever. If affects "those" people. They aren't like "us". There are 300 million guns in a country with a population of 350 million. Why do we need all these guns? I hear the answers: for hunting, for self protection. Guns are rarely used for self protection. They are mostly kept in lock boxes. I guess its the psychological idea that we have a gun in the house that makes us feel better. It protects us from "those people" out there, the ones that would harm us if they could. Why are automatic weapons that are mostly designed to be used in war, available for purchase to the average person? Why can you buy as many bullets as you want? Under what circumstances would you, personally, need to use an automatic weapon? We hold ourselves up as this great country, always bragging about how great we are. Number one, etc. Best in the world. Others should aspire to be like us. There is nothing great about a country in which 20 babies are killed and it is the third incidence of mass killings in the last 6 months. Our culture is twisted. It is sick in so many different ways. If the killing of these babies does not cause a massive national examination of where we are headed, what we are about, then it is only a matter of time before this country ceases to exist.