It’s a grand ol’ tradition here in these United States.
Young, lone gunmen armed to the teeth. Innocent children, senselessly murdered. Teachers laying down their lives for their students. Grief-stricken families. Shattered communities.
“Thoughts and prayers”, a phrase as empty and meaningless by now as “Compassionate Conservatism”. (Remember that?)
And, perhaps even most disgusting, wacky conspiracy theories.
No, actually, one thing more disgusting than that: Impotent leaders hiding behind lame excuses for doing absolutely nothing to end all this.
More specifically, the United States Senate.
Would you like some examples? Check out this story by Mary Clare Jalonick of Associated Press:
A decade of congressional inaction on gun control
Pathetic. Inexcusable. Infuriating.
And, for all the dead children and their families, so…so…sad.
Cartoonist Clay Jones says it all in this gruesome image that’s hard to look at, but very much on point:
They’re committed to protecting only children who haven’t been born yet. Sorry, students.
You have no Right To Life.