I’ve looked at websites around the internet and could find no one who said that the gunman who on Monday killed three Michigan State University students and wounded five others before killing himself had “gone postal.”
Apparently, that’s no longer a thing.
I’d guess there is at least one generation, perhaps two, who may not even understand the reference. That’s how far down the purgatory road of mass shootings we have traveled.
I was there, in a way, after some of the first bloody footsteps.
On Aug. 20, 1986, a 44-year-old mail carrier named Patrick H. Sherrill walked into the post office where he worked in Edmond, Okla., and opened fire with a couple of handguns, killing 14 coworkers and wounding six others. He then killed himself.