Thanks to the brave survivors from Parkland, Florida the national dialogue on guns has sustained longer than ever before. For far too long the country was stuck in a cycle in which a mass shooting would occur, outrage would bubble up, and then the media would move on, leaving the victims forgotten.
While it feels like things are on the path to much-needed change, it appears we are fated to endure more tragedy before things get better. This morning, a young man opened fire inside a classroom in Sante Fe High School in Texas. Ten people were killed.
President Trump responded in predictably terrible fashion. At moments like this, when we need a national leader the most, he demonstrated exactly why he is unfit to lead.
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Hillary Clinton on the other hand, the popular vote winner of 2016, provided some much-needed leadership. The former Secretary of State took to Twitter to acknowledge a hard truth: the country is failing its children. She called for national soul-searching and new legislation to stop the ceaseless violence.
Every day that we fail to act on gun violence, we are failing our children. This should be a day for soul searching across America – and that soul searching should be matched with legislating to begin dealing with this national shame.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 18, 2018
The electoral college prevented Mrs. Clinton from putting her John Hancock on the legislation she suggests, but the changes she is calling for can be accomplished so long as we stay louder than the NRA.
Democrats need to take back control of the government because Republicans have proven beyond any doubt that they’re willing to let children die if it means the NRA dollars will keep rolling in.
It truly is time to bring an end to this national shame.