The congressional shooting that happened yesterday in Alexandria was horrible. No one should disagree with that.
But a year ago this month, nearly 50 people were killed at the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida.
Two years ago, nine people were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Five years ago, 20 children and six adults were killed during the Sandy Hook shooting.
These are only the shootings I can think of off the top of my head. Just this year alone, and June hasn’t even ended yet, there have been 150+ shootings.
But it took an attack on old white men for the media to bring gun control back into the public mindset. It took this attack for Paul Ryan to proclaim, “An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”
It would’ve been nice if this anger from GOP politicians had been around for all the innocent people who have died from shootings. No one has died yet from yesterday’s shooting, and hopefully, Steve Scalise recovers soon.
But could this please be the breaking point for the GOP? This country needs gun control. If our politicians had done something before now, perhaps they wouldn’t have become victims.