Mass shootings and Congress

It seems apparent that Congress will do nothing to control the gun violence in this country, even after two mass shootings which killed 84 people within six weeks.

It’s disheartening, to say the least. We have got to get more pro-gun control Senators and Representatives into the Congress, men and women who are not beholden to the National Rifle Association and its even more radical lobbying colleagues at Gun Owners of America. Some 93 Americans die every day in a gun-related incident, roughly 34,000 per year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. That’s nearly the same number who die in automobile accidents.

Thoughts and prayers are pablum for the masses, and those politicians who spout that language have no intention of doing anything more to stop the carnage from continuing. They are too terrified of primary challenges by candidates the NRA and its ilk support to do more.

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