Attribution to J Dimas
This is another chirp where my description of what people said does not do justice. These are quotes relating to the latest gun massacre in Allen, Texas. There have now been over 200 mass shooting the US this year and we are only into May. A number of these shootings have happened in Texas. The following tweet made by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in 2015, might give a good reason why.
“I’m EMBARRASSED: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind CALIFORNIA. Let’s pick up the pace Texans.”
Being number two in killing machines isn’t good enough, I guess. Ted Cruz has received a rough ride since giving his thoughts and prayers routine. Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action lashed out at Cruz with the following tweet,
“After 16 people were killed in a hot air balloon in Lockhart, Cruz authored and passed legislation improving safety rules. After mass shootings, he only offers his prayers. That’s not because laws don’t work, but because there’s no hot air balloon lobby funding his Senate seat.”
Then we go to the apologists and the out right deniers. This is Abbott again,
“We are working to address that anger and violence by going to its root cause, which is addressing the mental health problems behind it.”
Well, every country has mental health problems, Greg. What they don’t do is strive to be number one in killing machines.
Then we go to the outright deniers. Texas representative Ken self stated,
“Those are people that don’t believe in an almighty god who is absolutely in control of our lives. Today we should be focused on the families. Prayers are important. Prayer is powerful in lives of those people who are devastated right now.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene (MTG) blames shooting on the effects of anti-depressants. I know many people who take anti-depressants, one of them being me. Let me tell you, I have never felt the urge to go to a mall with an AR-15 and slaughter people.
Twitter is full of right wingers who are claiming the shooter was a left wing Mexican illegal. Well, the shooter had an extreme right wing insignia on his clothing. Back to MTG, she is a rub it in your face gal. On Sunday, the day after, she tweeted, something to the effect of, America needs to pray for the end of abortions.
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