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Every fact, every 15 minutes,
someone, somewhere in America
picks up a gun and kills another person
for reasons we can never quite fathom

It's a harsh, scalding reality...

Every now and then in America
someone who shouldn't have an assault rifle,
takes it to school, or into a bar, a shopping mall
and starts using people as target practice

It's madness; a new normal!

Cowardly captains of complacency 
in Washington continue to kick the can
down the road and feign interest 
in gun reforms. Their cavalier disregard... 

for domestic terrorism is beyond the pale!

Gridlock in the Senate means more casualties
from mass shootings in the future and GOP
politicians will keep playing armchair psychiatrists, 
tagging the next active shooter as "mentally ill"

Why humanize them all? Some are heartless killers!

Mitch McConnell is as Mitch McConnell does, 
as you and I know. "President"  Trump is too busy
jumping from one scandal to another  
to do something about gun control 

Now he has his impreachment to worry about.... 

Campaign promises he made, still unkept.
Actions to be taken, he leaves to chance 
with a predictable "We'll see what happens"
That seems to be his favorite go-to one-liner....  
"We'll see what happens"?                     

I see nothing happening anytime soon   
to curb mass shootings in America, do you?    
It's very hard to make things happen...  
when Washington is broken! 

Date written: 09/30/2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 10/1/2019 5:50:00 PM
Ah, as Dick Cheney once famously said, "What are friends for?" if not for target practice! Restrict the sale and distribution of ammunition! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 10/1/2019 11:29:00 PM
Thanks for the visit, Rico:-) Aloha! Not a fan of Dick Cheney, to be