With mass shootings beginning to reach epidemic levels in the United States, where no one is safe to go to school, shop, take in a movie, attend a concert or enjoy a night spot, the misguided reaction by many to the crisis is almost as ugly as the shootings.
In a trend rooted in the media’s efforts to discredit the tea party movement as it began to shape politics in America, where there was a rush to link every negative event to the then-burgeoning grassroots conservative movement, the blind rush to link these tragic shootings to the NRA and the Republican Party is commonplace.
Hunter Pollack, who lost his sister, Meadow, in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018 reacted to the shooting in El Paso, Texas by saying he has had enough of the politicizing of these events.
“After the Parkland school shooting where my sister died, the left pounced on the opportunity to attack Republicans and the [NRA],” Pollack tweeted. “They used my sister’s death to advance their radical agenda. They are doing the same thing with the El Paso shooting. It’s pathetic and wrong.”
It’s hard to deny that mass shootings have become a major problem in our society.
Like all other problems, Americans will turn to politicians to solve it — even as the politicians ignore reality in search of gaining political advantage.
Reality starts with being honest about the fact that guns have always been around and have been even more accessible than they are today, but mass shootings did not happen in the past like we see today.
What has changed is mental health treatment, pharmaceuticals and what we now consider “entertainment” in our society, be it movies or video games. That and the rejection of God in the public square. This is where the problem lies, but it will get little attention as the left and their media allies clamor for gun control and exploit the tragic loss of life to go after President Donald Trump in hopes of affecting the 2020 election.
Some are even using the shooting to promote impeachment as families mourn the loss of loved ones.
Democrats even have a description for their vile tactic, as voiced by former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
Here’s a sampling of a few responses from high profile radical leftists to the El Paso shooting:
Another mass shooting. Another White Nationalist. There are not “fine people on both sides”. The President of the United States bears responsibility.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 3, 2019
Complete chaos…another human tradegy because we rather be a gun country rather than a safe one. https://t.co/3zOlID57CX
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 3, 2019
Can we talk about mass shootings now?
Can we start to condemn domestic terrorism now?
Can we work together to safeguard American lives on our soil now?
It’s time to talk and follow up with action! pic.twitter.com/ucLNVSyJsl
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 3, 2019
White supremacy has quickly turned into a domestic terror crisis in the US.
They rely on you thinking “it’s not a big deal.” It is a big deal.
White supremacy now makes up the majority of domestic terrorism in the United States. They radicalize online.https://t.co/JnrWkg5As1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 4, 2019
President Trump's racism does not just offend our sensibilities; it fundamentally changes the character of this country. And it leads to violence. pic.twitter.com/SbuxGneFnh
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 4, 2019
And don’t think for a moment that just because Pollack lost a sibling that the left would summon a modicum of respect for his loss.
But then, that’s the state of American politics, courtesy of the intolerant left, who self-righteously denounce the very hateful, fascist-like behavior they emulate.
Nothing has been done to stop mass shootings so I suppose that means your sister died in vain. What a shame for her.
— Katherine Fugate (@katherinefugate) August 4, 2019
For anyone wondering why he’s saying this.
Hunter Sharkey Pollack (born August 6, 1997) is an NRA funded American school safety activist and political advisor.
— Rye-B (@ImmaCallYouBack) August 4, 2019
So, here is a question Hunter. When will it be appropriate to talk about the fact that another troubled white man who had easy access to guns just killed a bunch more people. Please tell us when we can talk about it because I fear we will all forget it the next time Trump tweets.
— RimKitty (@UniversalFem) August 4, 2019
Not even your sisters slaughter was enough to open your eyes? Jesus, some people really are beyond saving.
— Bizarre Lazar (@BizarreLazar) August 4, 2019
Proof that the trauma from sibling murder causes irreversible damage to logic and reason.👇 https://t.co/Apgarn4FVx
— 🐝QuaranQueenBee🐝 (@MFishbowl) August 4, 2019
Bytch Please! Your sister is spinning in her grave ashamed of who and what you are. https://t.co/jJZXLbf9Kq
— GJTSIMPSON 😎🤬🎾 (@gjtsimpson) August 4, 2019
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