No apologies: We support the Second Amendment — especially the “well-regulated” part that so many politicians and gun-rights activists ignore.
We don’t support the Republican purge, at the NRA’s command, of reasonable restrictions that provide us all with some measure of safety, which leads to more deaths, for which these officials are never held to account. We don’t support the obfuscation, the misdirection, the bumper-sticker slogans and fear-mongering used to keep guns too readily available.
This makes 532 mass shootings so far in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
We all sit up and pay attention when mass shootings like this occur. They get a lot of publicity and generate a lot of talk.
But gun violence, often involving young people, occurs every day in America. And attempts to mitigate the resultant deaths — to regulate gun ownership and institute safety measures — are portrayed by Republican officials as intrusions on personal liberties.
Never mind the dead children — we’ve got to get the price of gas down.