Well, it was a helluva weekend in the greatest country there absolutely ever was. Leaving aside that Kyle Rittenhouse, a killer if not a murderer, now seems to have recovered nicely from his extended trauma, and is well on his way to a correspondent’s gig with the Fox News network, there was the guy at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta who tried to get his firearm onto an airplane, lunged for it when it was discovered, only to have it discharge, at which point he took off. This led me, anyway, to learn that almost 4,500 firearms have been confiscated by airport security this year, and 391 of them in Atlanta alone. This strikes me as evidence that we are a nation gone insane.
Home COLUMNS FROM OUR GUESTS Charlie Pierce: It Was Another Violent Weekend During Our National Nervous Breakdown