Garry Wills nails it. We have turned guns into objects of reverence and gun ownership into a form of worship. This is what removes reason.
Don't believe me? I bring before the bar an acolyte of the church of Moloch, the execrable Louis Gohmert.
The AP story in full:
I'm assuming the one exception allowed by Gohmert was Ft. Hood. But he's mistaking correlation for causation - which intellectually lazy people often do. Most mass killers are maladjusted young white men with women issues. Maybe we should just keep an eye on them, rather than arm teachers? But that would not please Moloch.
In fact, I offer this rebuttal from John Cole:
After Operation Desert Shield and Storm, I was stationed at Camp Blackhorse in Doha Kuwait with the 11th ACR.
We had towers and gates and 12 foot walls, and armed troopers at every gate with mirrors to look underneath cars and plenty of folks to investigate people coming in as civilians to run base operations (cook, give haircuts, etc.).