Far more Americans are killed each year by the shooters in our midst like Craig Stephen Hicks than have ever been killed by all the jihadist terrorist outfits that have ever stalked this earth. That’s the price, or so the rhetoric goes, of our wild freedom. But maybe to understand the Chapel Hill murders better we need to imagine how it would be playing out if it were the other way around—if some gun-toting Muslim, with a habit of posting hate messages about secular humanists, took it upon himself to execute a defenseless family of them in their home.

via The Chapel Hill Massacre Blues – The New Yorker.

One thought on “The Chapel Hill Massacre Blues – The New Yorker

  1. akismet-adde650b824f9edd7b163cdd2ab528bc

    I don’t disagree with the writer, but I’m not sure what he means by “shooters in our midst like Craig Stephen Hicks.” Does he mean anyone who uses a gun to kill, or an atheist who shoots someone, or people who shoot out of hate?

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