You’ve seen footage of the most recent mass shooting, this one yesterday in a shopping mall in Allen, Texas. And we’ve run through the obligatory components of the killing cycle:
- Shooter kills;
- People freak;
- Community in shock;
- Republicans offer up “thoughts and prayers.”
- Democrats rage, unheard in the vacuum of Gun Space, against the available of automatic weapons, weapons of war;
- Not a damn thing changes.
- Rinse and repeat.
That’s the cycle. That’s been the cycle. Here is one breath of fresh air, coming from a gentleman in Allen, who is an ex-cop and ex-Army officer. Listening to him is sane and refreshing. Maybe this man should run for office as a Republican, because if there was this kind of thinking in that party, we could staunch the blood letting in this country.
Clarification: there are no awful images of blood here, except verbal ones. This man is calm but what he describes would give me nightmares for the rest of my life.
Here’s the local congressman talking about mental health and prayers. The only rule he knows to follow is appease the NRA and they’ll give you a donation. It’s truly amazing how many Congress members in both chambers have sold their souls to the NRA and this ridiculous prattle.
Reid: Many people argue that prayers aren't cutting it.
Self: Well, those are people that don't believe in an almighty god who has, who is absolutely in control of our lives. pic.twitter.com/EZlBotBnWt
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 6, 2023
The almighty god Keith Self believes in is the NRA. Let’s make that clear.
My belief is that God gave us free will. If we want to use that free will to massacre each other, He’ll allow that. Just my two cents. The Republicans would have you believe in a fundamentally insane god, who just wakes up and decides to blow away his own children at will. The party of personal responsibility does that so they don’t have to be responsible for taking charge and changing laws that desperately need changing.