Another day, another shooting in America.
Earlier today there was a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Three terrorists attacked a government employee social event that was taking place on the campus of a healthcare facility for the care of disabled adults, and unleashed horror; killing at least 14 and injuring another 12.
After almost all of these tragedies there is an outpouring of grief, thoughts, and prayers. But as President Obama eloquently said after this year’s shootings in Oregon this past October, our thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. We need action. Instead of having a productive dialogue about what that action should be, there is a great and growing segment of the population who are prioritizing their easy access to guns over solving this monumental problem of terror.
@YungSamChops don't take away my gun
— andy (@BoiNoYokan) December 2, 2015
Yeah, me to. I want to control my gun on their asses! https://t.co/CWy66R5IHJ
— Harry Harkin Jr (@celticbarkerjr) December 2, 2015
@SameOldJO well they not gonna be able to take my gun from me! Not without being shot
— ⁶ Goddess ⁶𓅓 (@PeachDulce) December 2, 2015
— Dirty Red🙅🏾♂️♌️✊🏾🤬🐷🤦🏽♂️🤸🏽♀️ (@Dirty_redLies) December 2, 2015
@MAJikMARCer that bastard Obama tryna take my gun!!
— Darth Malbec 🍷 (@Jwine05) December 2, 2015
@Boom92Houston dont be fooled its to push gun control law smells like C.I.A they dont care as long as they get wat the want
— Javi (@VersatileTitan) December 2, 2015
I will be the first to say that I do not know what the exact answer is to this horror. A blanket ban on guns may be unfair and ineffective, but I think there are common sense steps — like regulating gun shows and setting up universal background checks — that are easy places to start.
I also think that we all need to start with the idea that the right to human life, the right to keep breathing and existing on this planet, outstrips one’s right to liquid access to firearms.
I hope we can get there. Until then, I still give my thoughts and prayers.