LUPICA: After Santa Fe High School shooting, politicians offer more empty words on gun violence

LUPICA: After Santa Fe High School shooting, politicians offer more empty words on gun violence

Two women pray outside a family reunification site following the shooting at Santa Fe High School on May 18, 2018. (Jennifer Reynolds/AP) We hear constantly from all the gun lovers in this country, all the ones from the National Rifle Association who act as if protecting the rights of gun manufacturers is the same as protecting the constitutional right to bear arms, that the solution to the constant bloodshed caused by guns in America is more guns. Except that it is official that we needed less guns at Santa Fe High School in Texas, another school in this country from which not every child made it home on Friday afternoon. So this was another moment to ask Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the NRA, and Chris Cox, the NRA’s chief lobbyist, and Dana Loesch, who effectively functions as the organization’s Tokyo Rose, if they still think the threats to everything good and decent in this country are the young men and women of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who survived the mass shooting at their school three months ago. These are the kids who now lead a movement that says that in a country insane with guns that it is clinically insane to think that more guns, legal or otherwise, is a solution to anything. Here is what Emma Gonzalez, one of the most vocal and most eloquent and most memorable of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, tweeted on Friday after 10 so far were dead at […]

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