“After every mass shooting, the liberals start the blame game. Why not place the blame where it belongs?” The Ohio Lawmaker said in a post on Facebook. She went on to blame “the breakdown of the traditional American family” on “transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates,” as well as on “fatherlessness,” “the ignoring of violent video games,” and “the relaxing of laws against criminals (open borders).” Candice Keller also went on to blame Obama, “the culture, which totally ignores the importance of God and the church,” and more for the horrific shootings that have occurred in the past few days – but never once mentioned the guns the attackers used to kill people.

To many this post is infuriating, in what twisted brain does the “breakdown of the traditional American family” have ANYTHING to do with a man having access to automatic machine guns to mass murder people shopping for school supplies? 

Furthermore, people who are saying it is time to grieve rather than start action are doing a disservice to the families of those killed and the victims. We’ve had so much grieving time already – “take action now or stop representing us and get out of the government.” 

The blame belongs on gun laws. America does not have strict enough gun laws – how many times do we have to say it? Amy Khlobuchar – one of my favorite candidates right now – has a great plan for stopping mass shootings, which she detailed on CNN today:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>We must stand up to the NRA. We cannot be a nation where parents are giving their lives to save their children while Senators sit on their hands. <a href=”https://t.co/wvmDcd4zVa”>pic.twitter.com/wvmDcd4zVa</a></p>&mdash; Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) <a href=”https://twitter.com/amyklobuchar/status/1158175846072537089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 5, 2019</a></blockquote>

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Obviously, the shooters weren’t sane, and it’s almost redundant to keep pointing that out. We need to focus on gun laws, though. David Hogg, the Parkland school shooting survivor, said it best in a tweet earlier today:

“Racism is not a mental illness. Xenophobia is not a mental illness. Patriarchy is not a mental illness. People that are mentally ill are more likely to be the victims of gun violence rather than the perpetrators.  2/3 of gun deaths are suicides stop stigmatizing mental illness.”

David Hogg also changed his profile picture on Twitter to just an orange screen with the words “END GUN VIOLENCE.” He has also announced a presidential forum in October to discuss how to end the gun violence epidemic with most democratic presidential candidates.

It’s getting to the point where teenagers are having to fight for their own lives because our politicians aren’t doing it for us. I should not have to be writing about this – gun laws should have been passed long ago, long before Sandy Hook and certainly right after it. There’s no excuse for our lawmaker’s lack of action. Once again, I am disappointed by adults who just can’t seem to get anything done. It’s despicable.

A tweet from The Onion earlier today:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>&quot;Truly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.&quot; <a href=”https://t.co/qHQdhAJmEK”>https://t.co/qHQdhAJmEK</a> <a href=”https://t.co/oLp0WP7oAd”>pic.twitter.com/oLp0WP7oAd</a></p>&mdash; The Onion (@TheOnion) <a href=”https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/1158405255538909185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 5, 2019</a></blockquote>

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ACTION, ACTION, ACTION. Please, if you’re feeling hopeless or are unsure what to do next, take action by donating to one of the organizations like Gifford’s Courage or March For Our Lives.

This is all nuts. That’s all I have to say.


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