Monday, July 29, 2019

Another mass shooting in the USA

Ho Hum!  It's a sunny summer day.  There's another mass shooting in the US of A.

According to CNN, a six-year-old boy, a 13 year-old girl and a man in his twenties were killed last night when a gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in northern California.  The 19-year-old gunman purchased his AK-47 style rifle legally in Nevada on July 9.  At least 12 others were injured before the killer was shot to death by three police officers.  The victims, whose conditions ranged from fair to serious, were taken to taken to nearby hospitals.  Seven patients with gunshot wounds were transported to Santa Clara County Health System.  Their ages ranged from 12 to 69.  One was in critical condition.  Authorities are searching for a second suspect whom some witnesses claim was involved in the shooting.

It's worth noting that an Instragram post bearing the suspect's name referred to a white supremacist book.   Of course, white supremacists by Trump crowds shouting "Send her back!"

The whole incident absolutely sickens me.  Assault rifles should be banned.  These mass murders have become routine in America.  Innocent people (including children), enjoying a food festival on a summer day, should not have to fear for their lives.  Is this what America has become?  Donald Trump and his Republican lackeys will offer their thoughts and prayers.  Thoughts and prayers are good, but they are not good enough.  Much more is needed.  There must be tighter gun control and more background checks or these shootings will continue unabated.  They'll be more Parklands and Sandy Hooks and Las Vegas shootings.  Don't accept this.  Push for gun control legislation.

America, it's time for action.  Do you want to live this way, fearing for yourselves and your children?  It's time to stop this insanity by voting Trump and his Republicans lackeys out of office in November of 2020.  Tune out the National Rifle Association.  The NRA has blood on its hands.

I am disgusted and saddened beyond words by what happened in Gilroy, California on Sunday, July 28, 2019.  Don't be numb to gun violence.  Don't meekly accept that this is the new reality.


- Joanne

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