It’s Mourning in America
It’s mourning in America.
Wake up to learn that there’s a mass shooting. No, not that one. The next one.
Dayton Ohio. 9 dead there.
That’s hours after the El Paso massacre.
I lay this at the foot of the cult of GOP and NRA gun fetishists who put their right to guns of all kinds over public safety. I blame Trump directly for El Paso.
Trump is a stochastic terrorist whose actions and statements are indistinguishable from the manifesto and utterances of recent white supremacist domestic terrorists.
Where did these white supremacists radicalize? At Fox News and listening to Trump demonize minorities, immigrants, and treat them as subhuman.
I blame McConnell who has blocked election security and gun control packages already passed by the House. He must resign. The body count is on him. He’s refused to act and he protects Trump with his actions. This is on them.
And I’m sure as fuck politicizing the hell out of all of these mass shootings. It’s been decades since Columbine. It’s been years since Sandy Hook and VA Tech and even Parkland. The GOP blocks all sensible and reasonable gun control measures that have worked everywhere they’ve been implemented.
Gun control in the US is only as good as the weakest states. That’d be like Texas, where gun culture is insane and the per capita gun death rate matches.
Gun death rates are a way to compare states or countries to each other.
States with strong gun laws in the US have low per capita gun death rates. That’d be like NY and CA.
States with lax gun laws have high per capita gun death rates. This is indisputable empirical evidence. European countries have low per capita gun death rates compared to the US.
That means lower health care costs, lower crime rates, etc. It means far fewer mass shootings and murder suicides.
The GOP is perfectly content with the status quo, because they put gun maker profits over public safety. McConnell and Trump have no interest in changing it.
Trump is just pissed that this eats into his golf time at his golf resort today. He can’t be bothered to meet with the press before his rounds of golf. He can’t and wont demand Congress take up gun control now and call Senate back to session.
He’s responsible for this. Trump is a stochastic terrorist and he is fine with the body count.
He’s also redirected the FBI to look not at right wing violent extremists but at illegal aliens. He’s diverted resources away from going after white supremacists, who have a body count to pander to his white nationalist base who thinks immigrants are the threat. Again, this is stochastic terrorism in action.
McConnell needs to resign. He’s responsible for this as much as Trump is.