Thanks to fellow blogger Annie for sharing this tweet from Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was murdered in the Parkland School massacre. The logic is painfully simple. Larry
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.
Scenes From a Nightmare
In case any of you have forgotten, my friend Jill submitted this post today to remind us of the horrific scene that played out in Washington, DC two years ago today. Look at the pictures, whether you want to or not, and be grateful that what very nearly happened that day, didn’t. President Biden will be awarding the Presidential Citizens Medal today to twelve courageous people who stood in resolute opposition to donald trump and his mob. They did so at great personal sacrifice, up to and including their lives. This absolutely cannot, MUST NOT ever happen again. It’s on all of us to make sure it doesn’t. Larry
An Angel Went Back to Heaven
Oh, my sweet, sweet Lizzy…
For over fourteen years, you and your sister, Izzy, made our home a happy one. You filled it with love and laughter. Your sweetness warmed our hearts.
And now you’re gone, our hearts are broken, and our grief is almost unbearable.
You were so cute the day we brought you home from the shelter.
And you remained cute, and sweet, all your life. Mom and I told you so, several times a day. We had no children, so you and Izzy were our babies, and we loved you so very, very much. You were Mama’s girl; you gravitated toward her as Izzy did toward me, and she found you absolutely irresistible, as did I. We spoiled you every chance we got!
And I’m glad now we had those chances. I just wish we could have more.
We will miss you every day, Lizzy. Right now, it hurts so much. But you left us so many happy memories, sweet girl, and we will cherish them always.
And we’ll take good care of your sister for you. I promise.
Goodbye, sweet angel. You’ll live forever in our hearts. 🐈⬛❤❤❤❤