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Although sadly it is not just Republicans who refuse/oppose doing anything.
4 multiple shootings in 6 days, 74 school shootings in 18 months since Newtown. Yet the discussion is about anything but guns. From the deep seated misogyny behind the Santa Barbara attack, to parental discipline behind school shootings, to bad teachers/administrators. The only non gun related issue that is being talked about less is that the Las Vegas shootings were effectively a politically motivated terror attack that no one references.
What is the last straw here? In my lifetime I have seen Big tobacco beaten down, big liquor hurt, equal rights for gays advanced well past the tipping point, and hell even big justice (in the form of the drug war) taking some body blows in the form of marijuana legalization. And yet the NRA has not suffered one major defeat, in fact it has reversed major laws passed in the past 2 decades.
Watching the posts of the cowards carrying their rifles into Target and restaurants in Texas makes me really wonder when people are going to announce that enough is enough? Is it going to be when one of these groups triggers a gunfight in a public place? Will it be the first time some ‘heroic citizen’ kills several bystanders when attempting to stop a ‘bad guy with a gun’ (likely some person of color.)?
I truly despair that this violence will ever end.