Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How Many More Lives Must Be Lost?

Another mass shooting!

Six more are dead at the hand of an individual suffering from mental health issues.

The NRA says that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. The good guys WERE called. The killers’ parents had previously summoned local police to their home. They were concerned about their son's behaviour. They saw the warning signs. But the officers left after the killer convinced them that everything was fine. No laws were broken. There was nothing they could do.

The response from those who actually could do something was predictable.

Appearing on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) spoke of the “horrific, insane, mad occurrences” of gun violence. He promised to push congress to revisit stricter gun control legislation. Similar thoughts were expressed by a host of legislators. Rule number one in politics. Never let a tragedy go to waste.

Blumenthal’s comments would be funny if they were not so pathetic.

How many more lives must be lost before congress addresses gun violence and the mental health issues that constantly come into play?

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