If we didn’t pass meaningful gun reform after Sandy Hook, we never will. No atrocity will be horrible enough to get lawmakers over their fear of the NRA.
Face it, America, we are a failure. It’s time to admit that the gun nuts have won, and we should all arm ourselves and start shooting away.
Even radicalized Muslims – a group right wing politicians tell us are going to kill us all – aren’t enough of a threat to get lawmakers to do something about guns. Today, the Senate BLOCKED a measure that would have prevented people on the terrorist watch list from being able to buy guns.
In a sane country, a law like that would be a no-brainer, but not America. Nope. We are SO gun-crazy, our lawmakers want to make sure that even suspected terrorists shouldn’t be prohibited in any way from stocking up on high-powered assault weapons. Because USA!
And we can’t just just blame the politicians. If the American people wanted it badly enough, we’d make sure that not one NRA-paid politician got re-elected. But they do. Over and over again. Why? Because we don’t care enough.
Your efforts to do something about gun violence have failed and will fail. We are not smart or courageous enough to do anything about the ever-growing pile of bodies. We simply lack the will and the moral fortitude. All we are capable of doing is tut-tutting each time a gun massacre happens.
At long last, it’s time to give up.