“We send our thoughts and prayers out to the victim’s families” — and that is all we are going to do because there are too many Republicans (and some democrats, to be fair) who have become wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Gun industry and who will remain so as long as there is a dollar to be made in the gun industry and the death industry. Period! End of argument! No more debates are required! It is settled and has been settled for decades.
There has been wrangling and wrestling and cursing and worrying about gun violence in America for decades now but the evidence tells me that this sort of thing is now fully ingrained into the DNA of the American self-concept and nobody is ever going to pry it out and no matter how many children die or how many adults die from criminally-murderous – minded freaks who choose to get their jollies off by shooting innocent people with guns — nothing is ever going to change … not now, not tomorrow, not next month, not next year, not fucking ever!
There are now more guns in the United States than there are people and no matter how woefully people will look at the other countries where there are no gun violence problems .. or where there are damned few gun violence problems … that freedom from gun violence is never going to come to America because it should be obvious to any with half a brain that there are multitudes of deviated people who walk among us developing their blood lust … a blood lust that is more than likely to erupt at any moment without warning almost anyplace in the nation.
It is now possible for Americans to die for just walking in their own neighborhoods,.
It is now possible to get a bullet in the brain for no other reason than going to a shopping mall or a theater or a restaurant, a public park, an amusement park, a national park, a city park, a school, a college, a barber shop, a pizza house, a drive down a busy highway, no place is safe … living a normal life today in America is kind of like a lottery because of guns and gun nuts … a lottery that gives players the chance to live or die (Take your choice) when doing almost anything that was once considered to be a normal thing for Americans to do.
Go out and start playing a softball game with some friends and “Pow” you are shot just as you swing your bat.
It is becoming almost a suicidal act anymore just to attend an event where there is a crowd of people … sitting ducks … innocent ducks just wanting to have a good time … perfect targets for some swine with a mental hang-up and a gun that can shoot a hundred rounds of ammunition in a few seconds.
And the congress sends out thoughts and prayers and issues statements and has little arguments among themselves about the violence problem while King Gun sits silently on his throne … the place where he controls the American dialogue and masturbates at the thought of all the chaos and spilled blood that he can generate, freely, randomly, anywhere and everywhere he chooses, with relative impunity.
I find it repugnant that two entire classrooms of little kids slaughtered for no reason inside their schools could not move Congress to do something about those damnable AR-style weapons whose only real purpose is the killing of people and which were once banned in this country. I find it reprehensible that the right-wing radicals oppose red flag gun laws …and background checks ….and other measures that might prevent a lot of nutwads from getting their hands on their substitute penises (Guns).
But this is the same old shit that everybody has been talking about for years and years now with nothing ever getting done to fix the situation.
So I ask, “What’s the use of rehashing it all again?”