The Las Vegas Massacre: Whatever you’re not changing, you’re choosing…

Have you seen this yet? If not, this is The Onion‘s take on how pathetic we all are to feel “helpless” as we witness another mass shooting in our country:

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past eight years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.”

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

It happened before and it will happen again. The only conclusion to be reached? This is how we wish to proceed… The NRA owns our Congress. Bought and paid for. Good to know.

“If any ask us why we died. Please tell them that our leaders lied…”                                              from ‘One by One’ by Chumbawamba, 1997

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6 thoughts on “The Las Vegas Massacre: Whatever you’re not changing, you’re choosing…

  1. Speaking of someone who worked four blocks from a mass shooting (14 dead, Binghamton, New York, April 3, 2009, the subject of my very first blog post) – I really do feel helpless, because it is hard to admit that this keeps happening because we don’t have the will to do what it takes to make it stop. In the case of the Binghamton shooting, the shooter bought his gun legally in a sporting goods store a little more than a mile from where I live. It’s easier to “send our thoughts and prayers” and cry over biographies of the dead, than to do what needs to be done. The Onion speaks truth.

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    • Talk about the power of denial in our country! How come this is so prevalent and we do NOTHING? The NRA OWNS the Congress. They paid a lot for the privilege and they decide what Congress does! I am disgusted. Thoughts and prayers don’t change laws…

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  2. I don’t agree with the idea of being helpless either. There’s no reason for anyone to have a rapid-fire assault rifle, let alone 23 +. It’s not that I don’t believe people have the right to own guns, even though I don’t, but there are limits to what is safe and reasonable.

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