Friends and family members were gathered in the backyard to spend time together, share a meal, and watch a football game last night in a neighborhood in Fresno, California. Today, four of those people are dead and at least six others in the hospital in critical condition. Why? How?
Not much is known yet, but police surmise there were multiple suspects who sneaked into the backyard and opened fire. Police are hoping to gain information from neighbor’s security cameras. No victims’ names have been released as yet, and few details have been reported at this time. Naturally, the usual and increasingly meaningless thoughts and prayers have been sent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed her outrage that gun legislation the House passed more than 260 days ago is being held up in the Senate …
“Enough is enough. The daily tragedy of gun violence continues to inflict terror and violence into communities across the country. Americans deserve real action to keep them safe, but Republicans continue to obstruct meaningful, bipartisan solutions to protect our children and communities. No one’s political survival is more important than the survival of our children.”
In my last post about a mass shooting, two short days ago, our friend Scottie provided the following information that I think is relevant here …
“The latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey finds that 89 percent of Americans favor expanded background checks for gun purchasers; 76 percent support “red flag” laws to identify dangerous persons and deny them guns, and 75 percent favor a voluntary buyback program in which the government would purchase firearms from current owners. Sixty-two percent of Americans favor a ban on the sale of semi-automatic weapons.”
89% … that figure includes a lot of gun owners. Only 11% of the people in this country are against gun regulations. It becomes obvious at this point that our elected representatives, particularly those of the republican party, do not represent the people of this country!!! How the hell many more people have to die before these jackasses get voted out of office???
Only in the United States of America are guns more sacred than human life.