December 14, 2012. Newtown, CT. 20 children and 6 adults massacred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
December 2, 2015. San Bernardino, CA. 14 people were massacred, 21 were wounded at The Inland Regional Center, a facility that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. The shootings took place at a Christmas party, which makes the massacre horrific on two levels.
San Bernardino is the deadliest mass shooting since Newtown, in case you are keeping score.
Both cases inspired a spirited outcry demanding tighter gun control laws. Of course nothing has changed.
After both incidents I listened to republican scum dance around the issue of tighter gun control laws, relying on semantics to confuse the argument.
They said that the expression "assault weapons" is too broad and needs to be narrowly defined.
I listened to one spineless weasel this week reminisce about a previous congressional debate, years ago, about assault weapons that he said devolved to an argument about the design of these weapons, how they look, as opposed to what they can do. He also pointed out if you use the term semi-automatic weapons instead of assault weapons, then a ban on semi-automatic weapons would include his shotgun, which he uses to shoot, without having to re-load, quail as they fly overhead.
Another favorite diversion revolves around mental health. They say we need tighter control and tracking of people with mental illness, to prevent them from purchasing guns.
These scum suckers intentionally divert the argument away from the truth, which is
that we need stricter gun control laws. They do it because the NRA pays
them to do it.
In a just world, the low-life mutants who utter these words would immediately burst into flame as the words escape their mouths.
Apparently the deal struck with the NRA as a politician includes accepting their money, having your balls surgically removed and allowing electro-shock treatments to erase morality from your thinking process.
They are willing to guarantee future massacres rather than stand up to the NRA. That is how powerful the NRA's influence is in this country.
If they at least demanded a list of specific weapons to be banned it would make sense. But they don't. They don't want any weapons banned.
Tighter gun controls will not solve the problem, but common sense says they will at least reduce the scope of the problem.
I was prepared to use this latest incident as fuel for an indictment of the citizens of this country. When I found out San Bernardino most likely was a terrorist attack I hesitated. Upon further review I decided to go ahead.
I am currently immersed in the Star Wars movies. I will explain why in a subsequent post.
There is that great scene when Obi-Wan Kenobi takes Luke Skywalker into that wacked out bar looking for Han Solo. Obi-Wan warns Luke before they walk in about how dangerous the bar is.
He says: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."
Considering the frequency of massacres occurring in this country, that might be an accurate description of our society.
At the very least, it is a dead-on perfect description of our esteemed politicians.