By: Mike McDaniel. The Murders at the Umpqua Community College, in Newtown, Connecticut and elsewhere have reignited the contrived controversy over school shootings. I say contrived because, thankfully, and despite what the media and anti-gun activists would have us believe, mass shootings are not increasing in frequency; their numbers remain minute. Progressives, despite incontrovertible evidence that their simplistic and freedom-destroying solutions—gun bans, “universal background checks,” closing the nonexistent “gun show loophole,” and “gun free” school zones—do not work, in fact they can’t possibly work, never cease supporting them. They patiently wait and renew their demands whenever a mass murder occurs, hoping to push over-reaching and ineffective legislation through the Congress while people are not thinking clearly.