It’s nauseating to hear gun worshiping fetishists blather their “Thoughts & Prayers” bullsh!t, followed by crazy-a$$ed rationalizations. It’s even worse when they start touting the Second Amendment, giving more rights to guns including and especially guns designed not for hunting game, or even home defense but specifically for war, for killing other human beings in the greatest number possible as fast as possible than to human lives.
Even children’s lives – gun violence is the leading cause of death for children!
The Second Amendment never said what the gun goobers claim it says. And it was written when almost every “Arm” was muzzle loading! (The British had actually developed a breach loaded firearm but it was highly unreliable and even dangerous to use) Imagine if instead of modern weapons, not just high capacity magazine assault rifles even semi-auto hunting rifles or shotguns or handguns someone deciding to engage in a mass shooting had to use what they used back in the 1790s when the Bill of Rights/Second Amendment was passed. (The video is age restricted so I can’t embed the actual video but please watch it)
I was a kid too young to grasp Charles Whitman getting up into that tower at the University of Texas back in the early 1960s and conducting the first mass shooting of the modern news era. Thankfully, such things – mass shootings – were rare for decades. Still, as I grew up and into adulthood workplace violence with people using guns started to happen. Enough that the term “Going Postal” entered the lexicon. However, it would be Columbine that really ushered in the era of mass shootings. It’s only gotten worse. But, as I learned early in life no matter how bad things sometimes get, they can ALWAYS get worse.
Gun violence keeps getting worse. Mass shootings are now a multiple times per day thing.
How soon before the number per day, not just the average but the actual number become two, three or more per day? Not long I fear. Hell, this past weekend there were SEVEN around the country. (Not to mention in TX they had both a mass shooting and a hate-inspired mass vehicular homicide against immigrants too!) Without fail, each and every time we have a long list of conservatives offering “Thoughts and Prayers” with a pile of rationalization nastier than that big pile of dinosaur doo-doo in Jurassic Park.
These “Christians” with their thoughts and prayers seem to believe and often say out loud how much better Christians they are than those who actually try to follow Jesus’ teachings keep offering those thoughts and prayers. They make quite a spectacle that they are doing so. And as I say in the title GOD AIN’T LISTENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Or, if God does hear them the reaction is “What the f**k? I gave people free will. They have the means to fix this. The knowledge of what can be done. What works and what doesn’t. They can CHOOSE to do what any rational person knows can and should be done! What the hell? They expect me to “miracle away” the very problem THEY created by merely offering thoughts and prayers and babbling about mental health and other crap that they know is crap? Not to mention these same people have spent their lives keeping people from having access to mental health treatment! While at the very same time FURIOUSLY working to expand access to guns including weapons of war! ??? If they’d pay attention to their freaking bibles there’s stuff in the New Testament about faith without works being nothing. So these thoughts and prayers idiots who CREATED the problem and who have the means to do so, with meaningful laws and enforcement need to get busy and fix their own damned mess!”
I say the standard response every, and I mean EVERY time one of these gun apologists trots out their “Thoughts and Prayers” b.s. the immediate response should be “God is NOT listening to you! Because clearly whatever version of God they believe in isn’t doing jack to fix the problem.
Silence, which is what these a$$hats who will defend guns and unfettered access to them before they will defend living, breathing human beings including kids in schools are getting from their God can speak volumes.
God’s silence, evident by the FACT that mass shootings are increasing and increasing at an ever more rapid pace is God saying “YOU made this mess. I gave you the freedom and the ability to fix it. So CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS! (Oh, and it you refuse don’t be all crybaby and shocked when you arrive at the Pearly Gates and I personally crotch punt you down to hell.)