It is a mathematical certainty that, if mass shootings, continue unabated, the number of families, touched by the tragedy of gun deaths, will begin to exceed those that are unscathed. When that happens, a backlash, fueled by frustration, could unleash a torrent that will sweep away the 2nd Amendment and impose strict gun control laws on the nation. It is the greed of the gun manufacturers that makes them oblivious to the future of their industry in exchange for short term profits.
It is almost axiomatic, historically, that accumulation of wealth and/or power by a small segment of the population leads to social explosions whose consequences can raely be predicted. Yet, in the U.S. as more and more wealth and power is being concentrated in the hands of 1/10 of 1 per cent of the population, the desire for more has blinded them to the lessons of history. The pity is that more equity would bring more prosperity to all, whereas the reaction to inequity will, in all likelihood, bring more poverty to all.