Another mass shooting- this time in Washington, DC

Another mass shooting in the United States.  If I sound weary, it’s because I am.  Although it’s early and details about the shooter are still emerging, the common ingredients are all there: easy access to guns, previous gun-related arrests, the powerful gun lobby, mental illness, and  violent video games.  Here’s a graphic reflecting who commits these mass shootings from Mother Jones:Screen shot 2013-09-17 at 6.37.41 AMI guess they forgot to include a graphic showing the male/female ratio.

Comments

  1. Ilaria says:

    It is terrible Ann. I wonder why it takes so long to act against a lobby who literally kills people. Best Ilaria

  2. Ann says:

    The NRA is very powerful. Many of our elected representatives are frankly, scared of them because of their ability to influence elections. (Ilaria, so nice to hear from you:)

    • bob scherer says:

      We need term limits to get rid of the Incumbency Protection Syndrome. Change Rep term from 2 to 4 years & then out. Candidates & parties can still be influenced but incumbents not so much. Unless it’s outright bribery.

  3. Jim says:

    We know that this is going to end up driving more gun sales.

    • Jim says:

      You’re not getting money out of politics, because politics is free speech.

      You can’t shorten the election cycle either. States “battle” to move primaries up. Candidates want longer election cycles to spread the message. Also known as filling up the election coffers.

      Sorry to be so cynical, but that’s the way politics is run.

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