I was sitting at my desk at video game company Ion Storm in Austin when I saw the Yahoo headline about a gun massacre by two disturbed students at Columbine High School in Colorado. Twelve students and teacher were quickly, brutally mowed down by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, whose planted explosives devices failed to fully charge. The young killers had their sick fun and then committed suicide as is the wont with shooters on sprees. It was strange to watch this tragedy unfold, ironic in asmuch as I was writing for the company founded by my friend John Romero, whose game DOOM among other cultural items (Marilyn Manson; NATURAL BORN KILLERS) were singled out by media for “inspiring” the killers since Harris and Klebold were fans. That the main political focus was on blaming media and not the instant access of a small army to two psychotic teens revealed much about America’s hysterical myopic allegiance to the Second Amendment. 10 years later, nothing has changed.