This is a perilous time for our country after the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 26 children and adults died where they prayed. Michael Moore just revealed a new, chilling pattern for these murders.
‘As of yesterday, Columbine (High School) is no longer one of the 10 worst mass shooting in U.S. history. 3 of the top 5 are all in the last year & a half.’
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 6, 2017
In response to Moore’s tweet, people expressed their anger, their fears, and their frustrations on Twitter. Should not the country have advanced instead of going backward? As American citizens sit frustrated and unable to do anything, they look to their Congress and see them frozen in place.
Michael Moore’s movie Columbine was about the two high school boys who donned trench coats and stalked death throughout their Colorado school. The movie was shocking, and yet as Moore points out, it no longer even makes the top 10 worst armed massacres in the country’s recent history.
Donald Trump did his usual alternative reality and alternative facts, blaming “mental health” instead of gun owners. These are the people who must take responsibility for their own actions.
The systems put in place to supposedly protect Americans failed them badly, Sunday. The shooter had a violent history. He beat his wife. He beat his baby and gave the infant a broken skull. He was court-marshaled by the military. It did not show up on his background check at a San Antonio gun shop.
Trump suggested the people in the church should be armed. Given that half of the dead were children, should they have packed heat, too? Should the first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School have been armed? Of course not. Texas laws already allow its citizens to carry guns.
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 7, 2017
Mass shootings make no sense because legislators do not use common sense to stop them. Hunters do not need 30 rounds before reloading. They do not even need semi-automatic weapons. That many guns would destroy the meat they are hunting.
It is hard to wrap your mind around the reality that Sutherland Springs was the “307th mass shooting” in the country this year alone.
Sutherland Springs was the 307th mass shooting in the United States this year.
This gun owner responds to the tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs with a powerful call to action. pic.twitter.com/78CVP0EoNS
— MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) November 7, 2017
Government officials stand silent or hem-and-haw trying to appease their NRA (National Rifle Association) donors while attempting to sound as if they actually plan on doing something about this troubled aspect of U.S. life.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s confusing response to the shooting in Sutherland Springs: pic.twitter.com/wCRMP6w5h5
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 6, 2017
The president called this a “mental health” problem, not a gun problem. Please. Other industrialized countries have mental health problems not unlike ours. Yet, the U.S. is the only country with many mass shootings. Rather than try to normalize these shootings, politicians should either do their jobs and take action, or people should fire them.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) November 7, 2017
The shooter used a Ruger AR-556. This video shows what it does. Imagine it cutting through the Sutherland Springs congregation. Imagine it cutting through an 18-month old infant.
— Bryan Dawson (@BryanDawsonUSA) November 7, 2017
This is not how Americans want to live.
Featured image via Getty Images/Scott Olson.