The news invites us to ask whether the Orlando terrorist was a “lone wolf” or whether he had help.
He had lots of help. Wayne LaPierre and the National Rifle Association helped, as did Gun Owners of America, the Second Amendment Foundation and other gun rights groups. Those who pay dues or otherwise support them helped. The gun industry and their lobbyists are accomplices, too.
Every elected official who is more afraid to vote for reasonable gun control than against it helped. And every citizen who votes for those politicians helped — a lot.
Steven P. Anderson, Arroyo Grande