The truth is sad. As a country, we get failing grades on simple self preservation. So, the people with guns, are they pleased with themselves? Are they pleased that their stubbornness makes these tragedies possible? Even worse, there is the certainty that we have no seen the end of it. If there is a war, it is understandable -- there is an enemy to blame. In this case -- an echo of an old cartoon strip -- we have seen the enemy and it is us.