What’s so eff’ing frustrating is that we know on average there is a gun massacre twice a week in this country. Before the short month of february is over, there will be two more, and probably more than that. Our political leaders—who could do something about it—will give us thoughts and prayers. And because nothing is done about it, it will happen again. And then there will be more thoughts and prayers and so on.
We will be told this kid, this 19-year old kid, was a lone wolf. He got this idea to do this from somewhere, and it spread like a virus, it passed from lone wolf to lone wolf, and you see there’s nothing to stop them, the guns are so available, so easily available.
So reasonable people will make reasonable, incremental suggestions for lessening the carnage: smaller clips, no gun bump stocks, no automatic weapons. And even those incremental measures will fail because the NRA is a take-no-prisoners, terrorist organization, that has bought our government. This November, vote them out. All of them. You want to stop the killing, vote out the Death Merchants.
The evergreen tweet from The Onion suddenly hit home for the author:
When I wrote this headline, I had no idea it would be applied to the high school a mile from my house. https://t.co/Vm1jCaiugo
— Jason Roeder (@jasonroeder) February 15, 2018
Many people were looking for cause-and-effect:
— fitley (@fitzingsworth) February 15, 2018
More cause and effect:
— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) February 15, 2018
Marco Rubio’s robot is reaching AI perfection:
Just spoke to Broward School Superintendent. Today is that terrible day you pray never comes.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2018
We shouldn’t jump to conclusions that Marco Rubio has a shred of human decency or a soul. https://t.co/OnsfZ1EyhO
— Propane Jane™ (@docrocktex26) February 15, 2018
— lanny (@rangerlongshot) February 15, 2018
UPDATE 1: What could go wrong if you send a narcissist with no empathy and a treasure chest of NRA blood money to visit the scene of the crime?
President Trump will visit Parkland, Florida to meet with families and local officials after yesterday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead.