I’m having trouble understanding how it’s okay to cry for changes to existing policy during some terrorist attacks but not for others.
After someone opened fire on innocent people attending a country concert in Las Vegas, we were told it was too soon to discuss changes that could prevent such a massacre. Now, after another horrific scene in Texas, it’s considered disrespectful according to some to talk about prevention.
Yet, when someone who reportedly pledged allegiance to Isis mowed down victims in New York last week, there were immediate calls to change the way that man made it into the country.
I agree we should discuss that. But what about Las Vegas and Texas? We have to learn from these killings or we’re bound to repeat them over and over again.
Now, I’m not naive enough to think this one commentary will make a difference or changing some laws will be the end-all solution. But if we can’t include gun laws in the discussions along with the other contributing factors like travel policy and mental health, then the NRA has way too much of a grip on our political process.
We need to say enough is enough to the politicians that can’t put common sense reasoning and discussion ahead of the almighty dollar.
That’s my turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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