It seems to happen every time now when there is a mass shooting incident like those that just days ago killed and injured dozens of innocent people in an El Paso Wal-Mart and a Dayton night spot.
Democrats demand new gun controls and Republicans offer their “thoughts and prayers for the tragic victims of this latest horrible nonsense.” There is a growing chorus on each side that the other’s response is not appropriate, but the Democrats’ criticism of “thoughts and prayers” as inadequate seems especially strong in the wake of the most recent tragedies.
The essence of Turek’s analysis is “America has always had guns, but we haven’t always had these shootings, so what changed?” For Wear, “the problem isn’t that Republicans offer thoughts and prayers, it’s that they vote against gun control.”
This is a serious discussion that is well-worth watching and contemplating, especially for people working on Capitol Hill and who will very likely have a role in deciding how the nation responds. Go here.