Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Okay, I'm seriously sick of this.

It seems like every other week some drooling psycho decides to shoot up a malla movie theater, a Sikh templea salon in Georgia, a day spa in Wisconsina signage company in Minneapolis, and a cafe in Seattle.

Of course, the massacres listed above only represent a handful of recent shooting sprees in the US, and that's not including the school shootings that happened this year. Those would be: Chardon High School (three students killed, February), Oikos University (seven students killed, April), Texas A&M (two people killed, August) and obviously the horrific Sandy Hook shootings last week (twenty children and six adults killed). If you want to depress yourself, here's a list of the all mass shootings that happened in 2012.

Good news: some politicians are seriously talking about banning assault rifles altogether, and stricter gun control laws. Bad news: with this country's weird gun fetish and the insane power of the NRA, who fucking knows if anything will actually change?

As far as school shootings are concerned, Columbine was just the tip of a very large iceberg, and this bullshit has happened again and again and again. Sandy Hook seems particularly brutal, because of the ages of the victims and the high body count. But does no one remember back in 2006, when that crazed shit stain stormed an Amish school house in Pennsylvania, lined up several female students along the chalkboard and shot them execution-style? Ten female students were shot, five of them fatally. And they were also young, between the ages of 6 and 13. Sure, there was a media shitstorm for about a week, then it was forgotten. Until the next one. And the next one and the next one and the next one and SERIOUSLY AMERICA, ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKING MASS SHOOTINGS.    

Oh, and the National Rifle Association can go fuck itself sideways.

That's all I got today.

1 comment:

Ms Sparrow said...

Now we have all these gun-nuts coming out of the woodwork saying if everybody carried guns, that would put a stop to gun violence! REALLY? That makes no sense. Then there are the religious-right types saying that God is punishing us for not allowing prayer in schools! What kind of creep would say that? Given the number of shootings in churches, it makes no sense. There is no way anything the government does at this point will make a damn bit of difference. Because nobody who's involved in this debate has a lick of sense!