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Words fail me

I’ve just watched TV news coverage of the latest US college massacre, and the reactions of some of  the presidential candidates. There are occasions on which a tweet is neither adequate nor appropriate.

Jeb Bush says he’s praying for the families of the victims. Is he also praying for the families of future victims?

Sixteen years ago, at the time of the Columbine High School massacre, Jeb’s older brother was running for President. He held that office for eight years and nothing happened. Seven years into Obama’s Presidency, nothing has happened beyond the fuelling of his frustration and anger.

The US constitution doesn’t allow the president to impose sensible gun laws. Only Congress can, but it will never do so, for as long as the majority of its members are so morally bankrupt that they accept money from the blind, blinkered nutters in the gun lobby, who are prepared to tolerate the slaughter of children in schools and colleges just to preserve their right to shoot moose of a weekend, and anyone else who happens to cross their path at the wrong time.

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  1. muriel burnside
    October 5, 2015 at 6:59 am

    It is unbelievable that so many so-called famous and/or supposedly educated people think that to be “the land of the free” means they have to be able to own as many guns as they want regardless if their mental backgrounds. Canada has stronger gun laws and that does not prevent the members of my family (including my 9 year of grandson) from owning guns and enjoying them for hunting and target competitions. All my family guns are locked in gun safes with bullets locked up separately. We leave protection of person and property to our police forces.

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