We are in the middle of another cycle. They seem to be coming ever more frequently. The cycle starts with a universally acknowledged evil, like the mass murders in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Phase two exploits the incident with pre-planned talking points designed to advance an agenda. In this case, the agenda is gun control.

Jonathan Lange is a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod pastor in Evanston and Kemmerer and serves the Wyoming Pastors Network. Follow his blog at OnlyHuman-JL.blogspot.com. Email: JLange64@allwest.net.

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