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Politicians, Keep Your Thoughts And Prayers, Protect The Children

The Nashville mass shooting is the 129th mass shooting in America since the start of 2023

We can say nothing that has not been said or written about mass shootings in America. It is a preventable epidemic, but not enough politicians have the guts to do what is right and protect everyone living in the country.

So today, our thoughts and prayers are aimed at the gutless politicians because we pity you. You are an absolute disgraceful embarrassment to everyone you serve. For decades you’ve had the chance to pass meaningful gun legislation but chose to look the other way and stuff your pockets with the cash of the NRA, gun manufacturers, and lobbyist group.

Just because the right to bear arms is in the US constitution does not mean that you should act ignorant and pretend guns aren’t dangerous. If you have voted against reasonable gun laws, you are part of the problem.

Schools, grocery marts, and places of worship have replaced shooting ranges. In any other country, this is not normal, nor is it accepted. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the generations of people who share the D.N.A. and attitudes with any elected official who is a complicit gun violence enabler.

We hope that the American people wake up and stop sending power-hungry, spineless people to Congress. Modern civilizations instill term limits for elected officials to prevent them from becoming autocratic and dictatorial regimes that only care about money and power.

To all the right-wing media talking heads who chose to capitalize on a time of tragedy and inflict more pain with your hateful words, you need to shut SHUT UP! You know who you are.

It will never be possible to fill the gaping hole in the heart of parents who have lost a child or a loved one because of a senseless act of gun violence. However, it is possible to hold those with the power to pass reasonable gun laws to account. To do that is quite simple, come election time, vote them out.

And when they come knocking on your door, and you get the unsolicited email or phone call asking for your vote, politely tell them to PISS OFF! For years, they have been saying this to the victims of gun violence and mass shootings, those wanting reasonable gun reform.

They may not have directly come out and said the hell with what the voters want, but they indeed gave them the finger when they voted against reasonable gun laws. As long as there is money to be made and power to be wheeled, schools, playgrounds, shopping malls, and places of worship are no longer safe.

To the brave politicians who wear their hearts on their sleeves and fight like hell to pass reasonable gun legislation, please do not stop fighting. America is counting on you. And the activists and organizations are fighting on the front line for change; we hear you. Your efforts will one day be the catalyst for change.

Finally, we feel your pain to the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, grandmas, grandpas, husbands, wives, colleagues, and friends.

We dare to dream that America will be brave enough to elect a group of politicians that will rise to the occasion of the office they serve and put people and humanity before profits; until that day happens, thoughts and prayers go out to them.

Ingrid Jones
Ingrid Jones
Part-Time writer, must have coffee at least two times a day. I love my privacy, hiking and watching mystery movies.