Saturday, October 3, 2015

SADLY, MASS SHOOTINGS HAVE BECOME LIKE "GROUNDHOG DAY"



Shootings. Death. Tears. A psycho. A president sends condolences. Funerals. Talking heads
debate gun control. And repeat.

Sadly, the mass shootings in our country have become like the movie, "Grounhog Day".
They just keep happening over and over and over again. At least give Bill Murray's character,
Phil Connors, credit for at least trying to do something to try to end the madness.

Our leaders and our government do nothing. Absolutely, nothing. And it just keeps happening.
Shootings. Death. Tears. A psycho. A president sends condolences. Funerals. Talking heads
debate control. And repeat.

We can't go to a movie theatre, school, church, or just about anywhere else without
the thought of some lunatic busting through the door and killing everybody. Sadly, we don't
fear terrorists coming onto our home soil as much anymore. Nope. Not when we have
home grown psychos carrying out their sick fantasies to make every month, "Mass shooting
month."

Our country has spent trillions of dollars and sacrificed thousands of young lives to make
sure those big bad terrorists don't come over to the good ole U.S of A and blow up a subway,
but they haven't spent a dime to protect us from our own.

Other countries are shaking their heads and laughing at us (again). They read the Internet,
watch CNN, and scan Twitter and say, "What the hell is going on over there?". It's a question
our politicians can't answer, much less do anything about.

Can they try something? Anything? Just show us you are even trying.

Show some courage like Chris Mintz, an army veteran who rushed the shooter in
Oregon and took seven bullets to try to save lives. Seven bullets. Man, the government
doesn't have the moxie to do ANYTHING to save a life and this guy takes a pound
of lead to protect people he didn't even know.

What's wrong with this picture?

Sure, I know all about the Second Amendment and all the right to bear arms bullshit.
The government can't pass anything when it comes to gun control and fears the NRA
as if it's Putin ready to push the nuclear arms button.

But for the love of God and all our people can the government please look at other options?
Maybe a national gun buy back program. If you get a million guns off the street, it might
prevent at least one of these mass shooting from happening. And I'll take that.

I realize if a person wants a gun badly enough, he will get it. Many drugs are illegal but
they flood our country like a Tsunami. But can we at least TRY to eliminate some of
the weapons on our streets?

Mr. President, there has to be other, more creative options to help stop the insanity.

We all thought the Newtown massacre was the tipping point. It wasn't. More than 84,000
people have been slaughtered in gun shootings since then. 84, 000 lives lost. If we
did something to prevent 10 percent of them, it'd be a big win.

We have all these losers who don't give a damn about humanity, much less
themselves, who want to go out in a blaze of glory and have people know who they are
for the first time ever. And the media makes sure of that. They always glorify these
people by showing their pictures and by talking incessantly about them.

Ignore them. For once. Forget about being 'first' with the story about the psycho and
get "exclusive" pictures of him or an interview with his grade school teacher.

Seriously, it's not important and the only people who care about you breaking the
story are other news organizations. Nobody else cares.

There is now another psycho sitting somewhere in his mother's apartment fantasizing
about killing more people because if he does, the entire world will know about him.
Yep, just load up that AK-47 and blow a bunch a people away and you'll get your
face on the cover of a magazine or warrant round-the-clock coverage on Fox News.
Yes, the media has made it that easy.

And so has our government.

Dear Mr. President: DO SOMETHING. DO ANYTHING. BUT DON'T JUST SIT
THERE. ANOTHER DOZEN OF OUR PEOPLE WILL BE DEAD TOMORROW
IF YOU DON'T. YOU HAVE A YEAR LEFT IN OFFICE. MAKE IT COUNT FOR
SOMETHING. ANYTHING.

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    1. Bravo. At least Mr. Devlin puts his name to his work and doesn't hide behind an "unknown" name which is typical of cowards

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    1. I stand corrected on the 84,000 in mass shootings. I meant by guns. Criticism warranted. Thanks for reading and your opinion.

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