Two More Weekend Shootings

The weekend after a gunman in Binghamton, New York killed 14 people, two more shootings occurred. The first happened in Pittsburgh, where a 22-year-old man shot and killed three police officers. The second took place in Washington, where a father shot five of his children, aged seven to 16, before shooting himself. The shootings are mobilizing gun-control proponents, especially to renew the assault-weapons ban. One advocate lays some of the blame at the feet of the gun lobby, which fanned fears that President Obama would take guns away. “They have a lot of people running out and buying guns in a panic buy. This is unnecessary.”