Let’s Just All Kill Each Other, Shall We?

4 people are killed and others are injured after a mass shooting in Dadeville, Alabama – CNN

LMPD: 6 shot, 2 dead in Chickasaw Park shooting – WLKY, Louisville, Kentucky

Deputy shot and killed in Pope County Saturday night, another deputy and officer injured by gunfire – KSTP-TV, Minneapolis, Minnesota

A shooting near a salon in Olathe leaves two dead – KCTV5, Kansas City, Missouri

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Three men were shot and two of them have died after two overnight shootings at opposite ends of the city, Durham police said Sunday. – CBS 17, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 killed, 3 wounded in Northridge strip mall shooting – KTLA 5, Los Angeles, California

Four wounded, at least one fatally, in Newark shooting – nj.com


In one day. Along with others I didn’t even mention.

Just another Saturday in the good ol’ US of A.

So, this is where we are, folks:

“Around one in five Americans report having a family member who was killed with a gun, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation published on Tuesday, underscoring the far-reaching nature of the country’s gun violence epidemic as politicians struggle to tackle the issue—and as the number of mass shootings in 2023 marks the worst start to a year in a decade.” – Forbes

One in five. Let that sink in a minute.

I have a pretty good feeling that all these shooters are not mentally ill, so let’s just stop blaming that.

You wanna know who I think is mentally ill? The governor from South Dakota who “reassured” a group at this weekend’s National Rifle Association convention that her two-year-old granddaughter already possesses a shotgun and a rifle.

That two-year-old’s parents are just as ill, as far as I’m concerned. I mean, does anybody think this is a good idea?

People, we’re obviously not yelling loud enough about this. We need to turn up the volume, and keep it up.

Or, we could just all go get ourselves a gun and just put an end to this.

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As the author of this post correctly pointed out when I commented on it, there’s a good chance I’m not the only one who needs to read this, so it’s my pleasure to share it with you. I hope you find it just as meaningful as I do. Larry

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Saturday Surprise — April Fool’s! (Revisited) — Filosofa’s Word

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Apologies, for this is a redux from a post I did on April Fool’s Day two years ago, but when I re-read it yesterday, I had forgotten much of it and it made me laugh all over again, so I’m hoping that will be the case for you, too!  Happy April Fool’s Day!!! I gave […]

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