It’s pretty fucking simple: If you won’t do anything at all about the number one cause of deaths in children and teenagers in this stupid country, you don’t get to say you care about children. It really is that easy. No matter what policies you support, good or shitty, you are a fucking fraud if you won’t step up on the number of and easy access to firearms, especially high-powered weapons with large magazines. If your house is on fire but you’re ignoring that because you want to spackle a hole in the wall, then your minor repair is worthless. That wall’s gonna burn, too.
After another shooting at another school, this time in Nashville, with 3 kids and 3 adults murdered by a shooter who had bought their guns legally, Republicans practically lined up to tell parents everywhere that they don’t fucking care if your children die. Senator John Cornyn from Texas, who was a Republican co-sponsor of the mild gun legislation that was signed into law in 2022, said, “I would say we’ve gone about as far as we can go” on any additional gun control laws. Profiles in chickenshit.