Last week a mentally unstable white nationalist shot up his high school. Despite his history of mental illness, he was still allowed to purchase multiple guns, and this past week senlessly murdered 17 innocent people in a Florida high school. It's been the 17th school shooting in 2017 alone, according to Everytown Research.
Something needs to be done, and the students are speaking out. One student's impassioned plea has gone viral. I highly recommend watching this:
A teenager speaks more eloquently, forcefully and honestly than any craven, gutless politician https://t.co/rR1BmXT3cE
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) February 18, 2018
Another person who felt the need to speak out was Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, who called for sensible gun control:
“No more ‘thoughts & prayers,’ please. You can take those & put them towards something that only God, fate, random chance, the universe, whatever you believe/do not believe in can affect- they might do some good there.
“Instead of ‘thinking & praying,’ here’s a CONCRETE ACTION you can take- you can contact your legislators & DEMAND that there be some reasonable, common-sense gun law changes. DEMAND IT, & KEEP DEMANDING IT. Most of the American people, including a lot of gun owners, want this. Why isn’t this happening? How many more kids have to die until WE THE PEOPLE get fed up enough to force the government to do something?
“The time for ‘thoughts & prayers’ is long past- it’s a slap in the face of people who continue to die as a result of crazy people armed with LEGALLY obtained high-powered semiautomatic weapons, weapons that are designed for JUST ONE THING- killing human beings.
“I grew up in the country, with guns in the house- these were shotguns, used for hunting. You don’t use an AR-15 for hunting deer, you use it for hunting MEN, or (apparently) CHILDREN. The lunatic shooter in Florida is 19 years old & can’t buy a six pack of beer by law because our society doesn’t believe he is mature enough to handle it, but he LEGALLY obtained a deadly weapon of war designed to inflict as many casualties as possible from a single person wielding it, & he used it to wage war on CHILDREN. What does this tell you about American society?
“Some people don’t like the term ‘assault rifle.’ Ok, cool- why don’t we call them ‘Kid Killers’ then? Is that a little better? Can we get a little KID KILLER control happening? Is it still “too early” to start talking about getting these KID KILLERS off the streets? Are the students who survived the massacre in Florida & who are publicly begging us, the adults in charge of things, for gun law reform “politicizing” the whole thing? Is it “too early” for THEM to bring it up? Should we just tell them to shut up because they are children & don’t understand adult matters, stuff like why crazy people can easily buy assault rifles & then SHOOT THEM DEAD in the classroom?
“NO MORE THOUGHTS & PRAYERS- THEY AIN’T WORKING.”