Saying prayers is not enough.
Our Congressional leaders need to get up off their knees and do something about gun violence.
Offering prayers but failing to act to end gun violence make their prayers ring hollow.
We need to take meaningful legislative action that truly brings meaning to our prayers and make a consequential difference in the lives of Americans.
Here We Go Again
The routines are numbingly familiar by now.
Every time a mass shooting happens, lawmakers immediately offer “thoughts and prayers” as they have done after the all too many instances of gun violence, yet they continue to not support gun control legislation that could actually prevent future mass shootings.
It’s as simple as ABC, or more precisely, NRA.
Off With Their Heads
Many of these politicians have collected hefty campaign donations from the influential and well-funded gun lobby.
These same politicians who greedily accept gun lobby money are quick with their condolences after the mass shootings but when it comes to gun laws they cool their heels.
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, a critic of Congressional inaction on gun violence recently tweeted:
“Your thoughts should be about steps to take to stop the carnage. Your prayers should be for forgiveness if you do nothing again.”
Those are my thoughts. Now lets pray that this time something gets done.
Enough is enough.
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