These school shootings are happening so often I barely comment on them anymore.
This Valentine’s Day massacre wasn’t conducted by Al Capone’s mobsters in a Chicago warehouse. It was in a Parkland, FL high school by a 19 year old ‘white identity extremist’ named Nikolas Cruz.
The antidote to stopping them has been obvious to me for a long time.
*Ban the ownership of assault weapons like AR-15’s by civilians
*Institute instant background checks for anyone wishing to buy a gun tied to the National Crime Database
*Allow the CDC to study the effect of gun violence
*Ban high capacity magazines
*Vote people out of Congress who take NRA money and block any attempts at passing sensible gun control legislation
*Kick the Republicans out of control of Congress and the White House,
*Keep the GOP out of power for the next 30-40 years so we can FIX the gun violence problem
Lori Alhadeff, mother of 14 year old Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the 17 people slain in this latest incident, called out Trump on CNN.
How many more kids have to die before something is done about this problem? Will it take the death of the child of a senior NRA leader? The death of a GOP congress member’s child or a GOP congressmember before that happens?
That’s a good question. But thoughts and prayers damned sure aren’t going to stop these mass shootings. Actions like banning assault weapons will.