Please read Sharif Abdullah’s blog on the root of this violence. http://sharif.commonway.org/anger-fueled-suicides-a-society-without-dreams/
Yes, Mr President, we can do better, but passing tougher gun laws, improving mental health services and toning down violence in the media is only the start. What has happen to community in our society? Do we know our neighbors? Why have we allowed public spaces to disappear from our communities? And as Mr. Abdullah says in his blog, have we lost the ability to dream? Are we satisfied with the vast waste land of consumerism that fails to feed our spirit? We are what we eat ; physically, economically, socially and spiritually. Isn’t time to stop deluding ourselves that these acts of violence are committed by the “other”. As Pogo said, “I have seen the enemy and it is us”.