Here we go again.
A gunman opened fire today in a Walmart and around a nearby shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, leaving 20 people dead and 26 injured.
Are we shocked? Surprised?
No. Not at all.
This is just another day in America where the NRA, and their spineless craven rubes posing as elected congressmen, have allowed the gun climate to reach this point of absurdity.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott called the events today “one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas.”
Yet Abbot will do nothing so to stop our gun culture from creating an even more horrific day at some point down the road. Schools, churches, concerts, movie theaters, shopping centers – Americans are not safe anywhere, and many in power, like Abbott are simply fine with that.
It looks like the gun was in the hands today of an angry white male. But if young black or Muslim men were walking into schools and malls and movie theaters and randomly slaughtering Americans — including children! — with anything near this frequency Congress would have acted LONG ago.
And so it goes.