Wednesday, February 14, 2018


I've posted numerous times after mass shootings in America, and am not really interested in hashing over the same arguments after today's events in Florida. Making lists, pointing out the obvious, or thinking that maybe "this time it's different" are exercises in futility. Nothing seems to move our U.S. Congress. Think about it.

People thought after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in 2011 something would happen with gun control. She was one of them. Nothing. 

After 20 children were shot and killed in a Connecticut school in 2012, there was little more than a shrug. In the eyes of the U.S. Congress, children don't count either.

After the Las Vegas shooting gallery? Crickets. 

Today, after the mass shooting in Florida, we're once again treated to the Idiot Prayer Warriors from Washington, sending their useless thoughts and prayers, all the while gladly receiving blood money from the NRA. 

Their thoughts and prayers are empty gestures, and a slap in the face to our humanity. 

Here's what I'm thinking. 

One of these days some pissed off parent or friend of a mass shooting victim is going to find the time and place, where more than several members of Congress are gathered, and shoot them all (or at least try). 

Will it make a difference? Will Congress act then? I don't know.

But I'm pretty sure someone is going to believe their prayers were answered. 

Sigh ...

- Mark  

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