It doesn't matter if we have a mass shooting once a month, or every two weeks; both are unacceptable losses of lives due to extremists with AR Style rifles.
Fact. The majority of Americans have been calling for more gun safety laws for years, but their pleas have been ignored by the president and the senate.
Democratic leadership has been calling on Trump and Moscow Mitch to take up gun control legislation all year. In spite of the most recent mass shooting - two days ago - in Odessa, Texas, Republican leadership has stubbornly ignored any gun safety proposals.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have been urging Mitch to take up a House background check bill once Congress returns. It's already been passed in the House. The ball is in Mitch's court.
Being the number one recipient of NRA bribe money in the Senate and House, Mitch's loyalty is not to the American people. His blatant disregard for public safety is shocking and disgusting.
As for waffle boy Trump, he changes his mind daily (sometimes two or three times a day) and you can't believe or count on anything he says.
There's been several mass shootings where he promised to take up "meaningful legislation" and did absolutely nothing. Zero. Squat. Just hot air.
The NRA owns his orange ass and proves it every time there's been a shooting by calling him up and warning him against taking any gun safety measures. He meekly complies because a good part of his base are 2nd Amendment extremists.
Why does it have to be this way? Politics are now so toxic that we can no longer pass laws to protect all Americans from gun violence.
When other countries, like Japan, issue travel warnings to it's tourists about coming to the United States because it's a "gun culture," you know things are out of control.
It's becoming increasingly hard to go anywhere without wondering if your going to be a victim of a mass shooter. Churches, schools, shopping malls, and the highways are no longer safe havens.
I'm afraid the only hope for enacting gun legislation lies in the Democrats winning the presidency, the Senate and the House. Nothing less than a sweep will do.
If Mitch retains control of the Senate there's no hope. He's a greedy, shameless little traitor that could care less about most Americans.
The Republican Party's response has been predictable and infuriating... no changes to gun laws because it would be violating their "God-Given" rights to carry an assault weapon of mass destruction.
How many times have we heard this?
Related: Texas State Lawmaker Calls for 'Praying for Protection' Instead of Gun Reform in Wake of Mass Shooting
Time for me to walk on down the road...