Mass Shooting In Texas–Shove Your Thoughts And Prayers

Here we go again.

Five people were killed and at least 21 others were injured in a brazen daylight drive-by mass shooting in the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa.  A gunman drove on the highways and streets opening fire on residents, motorists, and shoppers.  This is what happens when the NRA is allowed to set the gun policy laws of a nation.  This is what happens when Congressional Republicans are bought and sold like a cheap burger and salad at a deli.

Words fail me.  Truly.  What does one continue to say when shootings of this type happen with such regularity?

As James and I drove home after dinner we had the Grand Ole Opry on the radio.  Live from Nashville on a Saturday night.  From that world-famous stage, Vince Gill spoke about the mass shooting and the tragedy.

Again, what words are left to be said about a nation that will not stop gun deaths? He was at a loss, too.

Let me be gut-honest once again. Until a majority of the American people grasp the connection between NRA controlled puppets in congress and the weak-minded supporters around the nation, then this problem will persist.  What we see every few days will not change until there is relentless pressure on the representatives to act–swiftly and decisively to enact meaningful gun control legislation.

The song Gill chose to sing for the dead from gun violence tonight was the following.  (The video has more singers than what stood in Nashville this evening.)