The pile of bodies isn’t nearly high enough for us to do anything about gun violence.

John Russell Houser, 59, identified as shooter in Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater
John Russell Houser, 59, identified as shooter in Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater

There have been 204 mass shootings – and 204 days – in 2015 so far.

And last night, another shooting at a movie theater. This one by an older white male who apparently was a tea partier, hated the government, hated Obama, liked Hitler, supported the Westboro Baptist Church, and thought women should keep quiet.

We won’t do anything about this latest shooting, because we as a people lack the will and the courage to do anything about it. The pile of bodies isn’t nearly high enough for us to care enough to do anything about it. We didn’t do anything about it before, we won’t do anything about it this time, we won’t do anything about it the next time, or the time after that, or the time after that.

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