It was a beautiful Saturday night at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, a favorite spot for tourists. Also now a murder scene, as two people were shot, one of them killed as the City is on track to set another new record for murder.
Down in Chattanooga, there were multiple shootings. Not much being reported out, just that there were “multiple victims” and that they were mostly young people. You know, just a bunch of kids out having fun on a Saturday night.
Away out west, The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a gun and loaded magazine were found in a second-grader’s desk in Sacramento. All things considered, that’s hardly worth mentioning, I suppose, as coast to coast millions continuing mourning the senseless shooting deaths of children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas
23 weeks into the year, and we have now suffered through 27 shootings in the nation’s classrooms according to CBS News.
For so many of us, numb to reality, it will be just another weekend despite our ongoing national crisis in a country awash with guns as children are systematically slaughtered.
Throw another hamburger on the grill, pass another beer. Up the street, the local fire company is raffling off a brand new AR-15 as part of their annual fund raiser. Just another weekend in America.
God, I feel lousy. All those kids. A small town police department. Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. And now, all the finger-pointing and the angst – again and again since before Columbine. So tired of this sh__t.
Assault weapons do not belong in the hands of civilians. End of story. For the first time, I won’t be flying the flag on Memorial Day. Most Americans don’t know what it stands for. Used to be “In God We Trust.” Now, it’s the almighty dollar. The best Congress money can buy. Don’t doubt it for a minute.
CHILDREN SLAUGHTERED FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA WHILE REPUBLICANS CONTINUE BLOCKING GUN-SAFETY LEGISLATION. THIS CONTINUING CARNAGE IS ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND A CULTURE THAT WORSHIPS VIOLENCE AND VICE.
This is our new normal. It has been more than two decades since Steve Allen wrote in his book, “Vulgarians At The Gate”-
“As recently as 1992 the American Psychological Association concluded that forty years of research on the link between TV and real life violence has been ignored, stating that the “scientific debate is over” and calling for federal policy to protect society. The American Academy of Pediatrics has said, in a January 5, 1999, formal report, “Children don’t naturally kill. It is a learned skill and they learn it most pervasively, from violence as entertainment in television, the movies, and interactive video-games.”