It’s Guns. It’s Always Guns.

It’s always guns.

A seventh person died Tuesday of injuries sustained during a mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade, as prosecutors announced the alleged gunman will face seven counts of first-degree murder with ‘dozens’ more criminal charges soon to follow, authorities said Tuesday.

More than 220 shot and killed in U.S. gun violence over the Independence Day weekend; only five states reported NO shootings between Friday and Monday.

The backstory of the Batman comics is that as a young child, Bruce Wayne witnessed his parents being gunned down and was forever changed.

We mention this because:

Robert Crimo legally bought five weapons — including the high-powered rifle that sprayed more than 70 rounds onto the parade — despite authorities being called to his home TWICE in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide.

The Illinois State Police confirmed on Tuesday that the father of the Highland Park parade shooting suspect sponsored his son’s application for a gun permit months after relatives reported that Robert E. Crimo III had threatened to “kill everyone,” and that authorities had “insufficient basis” to deny the application.

This is more evidence, as if we needed it, that the recently passed legislation would have done nothing to stop this guy. We are awash is guns and consequently we are drowning in gun violence.

We give last word to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker who hits the exact right note of indignation and fury at the domestic terrorist organization the NRA:

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6 Responses to It’s Guns. It’s Always Guns.

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Found this at
    Seems to express what everyone is feeling now…
    The price of Freedom(tm) is sometimes
    littered bodies
    abandoned strollers
    walkers tossed aside
    with no “hallelujah”
    under a red white and blue banner
    spangled with blood.
    The price of Freedom(tm) is sometimes
    a nation so gun-harrowed
    we flinch at the early
    rocket’s boom
    in the last gleam of twilight
    and wince at
    a siren’s red blare.
    We have purchased the freedom
    to shelter in place and call
    it brave;
    from sea to shining sea
    all around us is
    a grave.

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    • Thanks for sharing my poem–I am heartbroken that our American scene is violence commodified and peddled to people as an answer to our social problems when actually–education, civics and voting is. We are sold on guns as if that is our patrimony–but they are just a tool of death. We need a legacy that supports life–not the “pro-life” mandatory endurance of suffering kind: but the kind of civic, involved, participatory experience of citizenship life well-lived that a free nation can provide. We deserve it.


  2. MDavis says:

    Also –

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  3. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Our flags at work are at half mast.
    It is becoming the norm.
    It’s a rare sight to see them at the top of the pole anymore.

    Liked by 3 people

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