More than 30 people were killed and dozens wounded when two disturbed individuals went on a violent weekend rampage in Texas and Ohio.
The victims’s families are still in shock, unable to process the senselessness of it all.
America is bewildered, and mocked on social media for offering heartfelt prayers to those affected.
Democrat opportunists shed their humanity in the blink of an eye to attack Political Enemy Number One — the President of the United States.
And the media, never ones to disappoint, are hovering and pecking like the vultures they’ve become.
Their instantaneous news cycle has robbed us all of any chance to mourn the dead.
Instead, they demand a replay of the same political bickering and partisan infighting that occurs after every tragedy — the tug-of-war over gun control.
This time, Colorado headlines are trumpeting the president’s call for a national red flag law, with equivocating language so they can imply it’s the exact same law passed by Colorado Democrats this year.
And yet, it’s not. Colorado’s law has some due process issues that sparked opposition from Republicans, and President Trump specifically cited due process in his call for red flag legislation.
Trump did not call for Colorado’s red flag law.
Meanwhile, the president’s speech and call to action touched on concerns felt by most Americans, which of course was mostly ignored by the media, because gun control.
Here’s a link to Trump’s speech, and more important highlights worthy of note:
“The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate. In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul. We have asked the FBI to identify all further resources they need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and domestic terrorism. Whatever they need. We must recognize that the internet has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize disturbed minds and perform demented acts. We must shine light on the dark recesses of the internet and stop mass murders before they start.”
“ … we must stop the glorification of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace. It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence.”
“Third, we must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence, and make sure those people not only get treatment, but when necessary, involuntary confinement. Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.”
“Now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside — so destructive — and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion, and love. Our future is in our control. America will rise to the challenge. We will always have, and we always will, win. The choice is ours and ours alone. It is not up to mentally ill monsters. It is up to us.”