Not just 2 mass shootings – SEVEN mass shootings in two days, and another today!

By Roger Straw, August 5, 2019

Thank you, Donald Trump… now… #DOSOMETHING Mitch McConnell!

The Hope Border Institute held a prayer vigil Sunday in El Paso, Texas. PHOTO: MARK LAMBIE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Everyone is talking about the mass murders in El Paso and Dayton.  And well we should be talking – and doing something – about those horrors.

Thank goodness even our racist President made a powerful speech condemning hate, racism and white supremacist ideology.

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But few are aware that on August 3 and 4, it wasn’t just TWO mass shootings.  On those two days, SEVEN mass shootings in the U.S. were reported on MassShootingTracker.org, and another was reported early today on August 5:

date killed wounded city state
8/5/2019 0 4 Brooklyn NY
8/4/2019 0 4 Grenada Co. MS
8/4/2019 10 16 Dayton OH
8/4/2019 1 3 Memphis TN
8/3/2019 1 7 Chicago IL
8/3/2019 0 7 Chicago (Douglas Park) IL
8/3/2019 20 26 El Paso TX

As I reported yesterday, mass shootings have become an everyday occurrence.  By the time I finish this, there might be yet another.

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Grieving and angry protesters in Dayton shouted Do Something!  Holding candles and lights high overhead, over and over again, #DOSOMETHING!  #DOSOMETHING!  #DOSOMETHING!  #DOSOMETHING!  #DOSOMETHING!

Our legislators in Washington have rallied after any number of mass assault-weapon murders, but with little to no effective results.  It has become an all-too-familiar cry to hear something like “thoughts and prayers are not enough.”  But the public has gotten mostly just that, thoughts and prayers.

US Reprentative Mike Thompson, California’s Fifth District

My congressional representative Mike Thompson has led the bipartisan House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force since 2012, but every time the House proposes gun control measures, either it fails in the House, or Senate leader Mitch McConnell and the Trump Republicans refuse to even allow a vote.

There are excellent legislative opportunities and worldwide guidance on how to stem the flow of these horrific attacks.  If only… if only, our federal government would take action.

Another sad day in the United States.

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