By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
If it seemed like 2012 was an especially bad year for mass public shootings, that's because it was. Mass public shootings had been on the decline in the United States since the 1990s.
Police investigating the week-old disappearance of a 10-year-old Las Vegas girl said Thursday they think they found the child's body in an undeveloped housing tract in North Las Vegas.
In the national soul-searching following yet another mass shooting -- the latest in a bloody string claiming hundreds of killed and wounded innocent victims since Columbine in 1999 -- the shouts for stricter gun control started even before the first funerals were held in Newtown, Conn.
The memorable massacres of history have been the stuff of ruthless despots. They're about power and intolerance -- getting rid of anyone who could cause trouble. Atilla the Hun needed an army to massacre his enemy. Josef Stalin was a wholesale killer who measured his dead in the millions.