What do you say after Orlando?  I have been consumed with sadness after this horrific event.  And really I can’t find many words.

Except these…we need to stop the madness.  We need to make it harder for people to get and use guns.  We need to make it impossible for anyone to buy assault rifles.  They are not needed by citizens of the USA.

I don’t want to hear the same old, tired, disingenuous arguments about of right to bear arms (“in a well regulated militia”).  This line of reasoning has gotten us nowhere.  I repeat, this line of reasoning has gotten us nowhere.  We need to try something, anything, new to stop the madness of our gun obsessed culture.  Dear God in heaven, it is enough already.

Yes, let us enforce the laws already on the books.   Urgently.  But let us try other things too.  Can’t most sane people in the world understand if you are on a no-fly list, you shouldn’t be able to buy assault rifles?

And the hate behind this location, this nightclub?  We need to start accepting people for who they are and leave our judgements behind.  If Newtown wasn’t our wake up call, if Orlando isn’t our wake up call then we stand for nothing.

Unrelenting sadness…

 

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