Our Poor Idiot Governor Greg Abbott has called for a moment of silence to occur at 10:00 a.m. today in honor of the victims of the Santa Fe HS school shooting last week. This is in no way meant to denigrate the suffering of the families and friends of the victims, but please spare us your piety and your utterly worthless moments of silence. Unless that moment of silence is used to pray for new leadership in this state that is not beholden to the NRA and the gun lobbyists who have but one answer for gun violence and that answer is always – MORE GUNS!
Oh yes, they are making an attempt at blaming other things and Red has no doubt that some such things have contributed to a sickened mentality in too many mostly white men and teenagers who somehow conclude that the answer to their problems is to go out and kill as many people as possible. But somehow guns and any talk about sensible gun restrictions are completely off the table. That is like having a discussion about traffic deaths without talking about cars and ways to make them safer. For those to young to remember, this country tolerated and endured decades of highway deaths that could have been prevented by safer cars, air bags and seat belt regulations.
How many more decades of senseless gun violence will we have to endure?