CNN Analyst Breaks Down Over Shooting [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd broke down in tears on Wednesday while discussing the Florida school shooting live on CNN.

“I have ten nieces and nephews,” Mudd said, his voice breaking. “We’re talking about bump stocks, we’re talking about legislation. A child of god is dead. Can we not acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?”

“I can’t do it Wolff,” he said to CNN’s Wolff Blitzer. “I’m sorry, I can’t do it.” Blitzer then ended the interview to cut to a different analyst.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Yet absolutely NOTHING will be done to prevent the next massacre.

    • FAEN

      Just more thoughts and prayers as the GOP/NRA take in the dough.

      • Steverino

        And rake in the rubles.

    • Cattleya1

      Not until people start to admit that a human life is more important than a gun, no, nothing will happen.

      • Talisman

        But admitting that would mean that we should make every effort to avoid war, to reduce our military budget, to invest in schools, to ensure health care for all, to assist the poor, to love our neighbors…..

        • Cattleya1

          And as such, we are a doomed people.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      If it’s anything like Sandy Hook, the Republicans will actually weaken gun laws again.

    • Librarykid

      The problem is that it is not GOP officials being targeted. If they were, the NRA would be history yesterday.

  • bkmn

    The party that claims to honor the sanctity of life does anything but honor it.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      They only honor the sanctity of birth, once you’re through the birth canal it’s fuck you asshole!

      • canoebum

        To paraphrase George Carlin, if you’re pre-born you have the entire apparatus of the government standing up to protect you. If you’re pre-school, you’re on your own.

      • Cattleya1

        They’d be on this in a nano jiffy if suddenly berserkers were spraying bullets into crowds of old, rich white men…

      • Frostbite

        Oh if you’re a minority or poor it’s “Fuck You Asshole!” even before you’re out of the canal.

  • FAEN

    I feel your frustration but the GOP don’t give a shit about grown children being shot just preventing a clump of cells being aborted.

  • Treant

    (Rolls eyes) I’m sure he’ll be all better when his tax breaks come in.

    Honestly, people. If we cared, we’d do something about the never-ending drumbeat of shootings.

    We do nothing.

    Therefore…we don’t really care and never did and, it seems, never will as long as it’s Somebody Else’s Children and we don’t have to see the gore.

    • Ninja0980

      Hell, Scalise has to use a wheelchair because of a deranged man and he still doesn’t think there should be any kind of restrictions on guns.

      • FAEN

        I hate to even say this but I do wonder on days like this whether GOP pols would care more about their children being blown to bits or their NRA money. I’m not even being snarky….I just don’t know.

        • Stogiebear

          When we’ve gotten to that point we do so because we’d really not like to admit what we really know: “America prefers dead kids over gun regulations.”

  • safari

    We’re at the sad time in this routine where the number of dead starts to creep up one or two at a time.

  • Cue the NRA mocking his tears in three, two, one…

    • Bad Tom

      We dare them.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Does Wolf ever get choked up? He seems to have “detached reporter” down pat.

    • DaddyRay

      With the number of shootings the media has to cover, he has had lots of practice

    • TrollopeReader

      he’s actually a robot. remember when he was on about 18 hours a day ??

  • Sam_Handwich
    • safari

      Someone put some sriracha under your bun.

    • AtticusP
    • TrollopeReader

      my response tweet: “So, what is your @NRA rating?
      How many @NRA dollars in your accounts?
      People don’t need these guns for squirrel, deer, and duck shooting ….especially in your drug-addled state where y’all seem to think Coal really is a god-send. @JoeManchinWV , too.

      • hdtex

        Maybe she should give back the $27,000+ she received from the NRA and propose gun control legislation instead of offering her
        useless thoughts and prayers.

        • Tread

          Tweet it at her. Name and shame.

        • jerry

          Yeah she’s accepted NRA money, but she’s mostly a Wall St. whore.

          • northern_neighbour

            Whatever. .., Just another expensive & nasty gold digging WHORE, just like the Republican male WHORES in House and Senate. NRA presides over the destruction of “Murica/

    • JCF

      Her legislating wouldn’t be useless…

      …if she WERE legislating. Which she isn’t. *

      * Except maybe what? “Concealed Carry Everywhere”?

    • johnnybc

      Thank you for tweeting that, S_H

    • Devon Rodriguez

      Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Shelley Moore Capito for U.S. Senate in West Virginia.

      Based on her support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Capito has earned an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF in the November 4, 2014 election. An “A” rating is reserved for a solidly pro-gun legislator who has supported the NRA’s position on votes of importance to gun owners.

      “Shelley has consistently fought to preserve and improve self-defense laws, gun rights and our hunting heritage for West Virginians and all Americans,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “She will strongly oppose any attempt by President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to restrict their freedom.”

      Capito has stood up to the Obama-Bloomberg gun control agenda, including their so-called “universal” background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of a firearm between life-long friends and many family members. Additionally, she opposes Obama’s anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court, such as Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Capito also opposes any treaty by the United Nations or any other global organization that would impose restrictions on American gun owners.

      “We can count on Shelley Moore Capito to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in the U.S. Senate,” added Cox. “On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I want to thank Shelley for her steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in West Virginia to vote Shelley Moore Capito for U.S. Senate on November 4.”

      https://www.nrapvf.org/articles/20140910/nra-endorses-shelley-moore-capito-for-us-senate-in-west-virginia

      • pj

        a scarlet letter

        • Jon

          Blood red.

        • northern_neighbour

          … from a very nasty hypocritical gold-digging WHORE.

          If not blown away first by a random massacre, then please Lord, let her be blown away by the voters themselves

      • perversatile

        “Shelley has consistently fought to preserve and improve self-defense
        laws, gun rights and our hunting heritage for West Virginians and all
        Americans,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “She will
        strongly oppose any attempt by President Obama and former NYC
        Mayor Michael Bloomberg to restrict their freedom.https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2298ed08248d92cd85d805a0c38a74934e272de9376c615d280bb9aef18be0ff.jpg

    • Sporkfighter
      • Robincho

        Dear Senator Capito,

        Fuck your thoughts, fuck your prayers, fuck the $27K you took from the NRA. And when you’re done doing that, fuck YOURSELF.

        Sincerely,
        Sane America

      • ted-

        Maybe god wanted them dead…

    • TK

      Right on Sam! Fuck these useless politicians and their prayers. Fucking do something to stop this insanity!!!! For all I know, I may have friends of friends in south Florida that lost a child today. How long will they let this go on???

    • FogBound

      We don’t elect our representatives to pray in the face of problems. Do your fucking job and leave your praying (or not praying) out of it. Maybe next time I have a problem (which I could help solve) at work, I’ll instead just say “…that’s heartbreaking. thoughts and prayers…”

    • Steve Smith

      Pass a law that makes the NRA pay the medical bills of injured children, and, even more heartbreaking, the bills that the bereaved parents are about to get. How much heartbreak will it take to turn things around?

  • Harveyrabbit

    The former student’s name is Nicolas de Jesus Cruz. So now we wait for FOX and other RWNJ’s to blame the shooting on immigrants.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Many of the best people are saying it’s Ted Cruz’s nephew

      • Harveyrabbit

        So a wall on the northern border too?

      • TrollopeReader

        oh goodie. let’s take a page from Israel and throwout the Cruz family members, too (just Ted is fine) (snark, but somewhat wishful thinking)

        • FAEN

          I don’t think his daughters would mind.

    • Tatonka

      Yeah. I’ve been waiting for that shoe to drop as well. Just another vomitous day in Trump’s America.

    • FAEN

      If his twitter account is real he’s a MAGA. Not that they will acknowledge that.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • RoFaWh

      “Vote for the GOP, the party of death, and they’re not afraid to say it.”

    • If there were more MONEY to be made by controlling guns, than there is in selling them, the R’s might think about it.

  • Snarky

    “I’m going to cut away from the one honest human expression of fear, pain, outrage and loss that you will see on this network today, so we can instead listen to the usual suspects talking over each other.”

    I understand Mudd’s pain is not for our entertainment, but that might have been the one moment of humanity that cut through the cable clutter today, that actually reached someone.

  • boobert

    Let me guess. “Thoughts and prayers” were sent , but this isn’t the time to talk of gun control.

  • Tatonka

    I know how he feels. Or at least a piece of how he feels.

  • DaddyRay

    I am sure some of the police officers taking the gunman into custody have school aged children – it has to be difficult to keep emotions in check

  • Pollos Hermanos

    The GOP can never again call Democrats the party of baby killers.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, sure they can. And they will. And stoopids and deplorables from sea to shining sea will nod in self-righteous superiority.

      • Pollos Hermanos

        They can try, and we can answer with photos of school shootings.

        • Chucktech

          It won’t be the time to answer with photos of school shootings.

          It will never be the time.

    • Dayglo

      Oh, they will … and our feelings will be hurt.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/robdelaney/status/963814238136471552
    O/T but your son just died and you want to tweet this kind of shit?
    I’ll say the same thing I said for John Kelly, especially on a day like today.
    You want to attack others or do crap like this, don’t you dare hide behind your kid or having anyone else bring him/her up.

    • safari

      I feel sorry for whoever has to deal with that.

      • Steverino

        Todd Starnes just raised his hand.

        • carrot festival

          Yeah, but he insist on using a crazy straw and it takes him forever to finish.

          • greenmanTN

            😁 Sane straws just don’t work for him.

          • Tread

            There isn’t anything about Todd that is straight.

      • DoctorDJ

        tDump wants Russian hookers to pour it on his head.

  • safari

    Jim Gard, a math teacher at the school, told the Herald that Cruz himself had been identified as a potential threat to his peers.

    “We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him,” Gard said. “There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.”

    Watford’s older brother, Mike, who also attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High before graduating in 2016, told BuzzFeed News that Cruz often declared “how tired he was of everyone picking on him and the staff doing nothing about it.”

  • Chucktech

    Yes. Cry. Wail in lament for what our wonderful country has become. Cry in despair that, still, not a goddam thing will be done about it.

  • tbj5

    Blood on the hands of the NRA and the GOP.

    As soon as we admit to this, and to them enabling these massacres to happen so frequently (1 out of every 3 school days this year have had a shooting), the sooner we can fight for rational control and safety and for candidates who aren’t bought out by the Russia-backed NRA and others .

    • RoFaWh

      “Russia-backed”

      Are guns and random shootings other elements of Russia’s plan to reduce the US to chaos?

      • Bad Tom

        It’s been phenomenally successful, hasn’t it?

  • Mark McGovern

    This is so sad. I don’t even know how to react anymore.

    • TuuxKabin

      Hand in hand with you.

  • safari
  • fuow

    No, we can not do it in this country.
    And before some asswipe here goes all hairy on my ass – I am outraged that we can not do this.

  • DaddyRay

    I miss the days when the US was a First World Country

    • TexasBoy

      Sadly, that ended when Ronald Reagan embraced the “Moral Majority” and introduced religion in to our politics.

      • RoFaWh

        Reagan was by no means the first. In his obituary about William Jennings Bryan, H. L. Mencken said that Bryan was the first American politician “to play the religion card.”

        That’s well over a century ago.

        • Tread

          Raygun mainstreamed then though. He gave them a seat at the table all in the name of false piety and votes.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            HEY! Hey hey hey! Nononononono. His name was Reagan*!

            *Mine too, actually. No relation. Once mistaken for him. Still, he does not get a Y!

        • Chucktech

          Oh, absolutely. Bryan was the anti-monkey lawyer in the Scopes trial.

      • TuuxKabin

        “The Moral Majority Is Neither.” Graffiti in SF St that time.

      • Librarykid

        A-Fucking-Men.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I miss the days when I didnt want to puke all fucking day long.

    • The US has never been entirely a first world country. Visit Mississippi or Alabama sometime.

      • northern_neighbour

        Sing it brother! Ain’t that the truth!

  • JoeMyGod

    So this is making the rounds on Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/tacoinhaler/status/963912837163814912

    • DaddyRay

      Alex Jones to call it a liberal false flag operation in 5, 4, 3…

    • Ninja0980

      Must have been one of those Latinos who “left the Democratic plantation”

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Makarov?

      • JoeMyGod

        Makarov is a gun brand.

        • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

          So steeped in gun culture he took it as his own name.

        • Robincho

          No relation, we hope, to Natalia Makarova…

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Gesheundheit.

    • davewolfusa

      Now showing only 2 posts, 443 followers, and 0 following, the account is private now.

      • DaddyRay

        wish we could see who those 83 followers were

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Don, Don Jr & Klan

    • Gigi

      Not surprised.

  • TexasBoy

    Another AR-15 type rifle. Why can’t we seem to ban this model, the preferred weapon of mass shooters?

    • Gregory In Seattle

      Because America!

      Or something like that.

    • DaddyRay
      • TrollopeReader

        maybe we should create a AR-15 Parkland– 17 killed.
        Sandy Hook: AR-15, 21 teachers and tykes
        Sutherland Springs: AR-15, xx praying parishioners
        Las Vegas: AR-15, etc: 58 killed, 855 wounded
        etc etc … not just the model, but the # of victims.

      • DN

        There’s a guy in my neighborhood whose car has a Sig Sauer bumper sticker. I bite my tongue every time I see him, because I want to scream at him.

    • AR-15 (and copycats) and high-capacity magazines. Both were banned, and then not…and as a direct result the frequency and death toll numbers of mass shooting murders keep going up year by year.

      I’m coming around to believing that semi-auto firearms ought to be banned outright, like happened in Australia.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        YEP !!!!

        • Franciscan

          The “pro guns under any circumstances” commenters say that the AR-15 is NOT an assault rifle, the fact that it has been used for so many assaults notwithstanding.

  • NZArtist

    The only solution to this is a gun in every desk, and a gun in every lunchbox. And on every swing and slide. Also every gym bag and locker. And waterproof guns in the pool. And under every seat on the bus. It is imperative there is no opportunity for good children with guns to not have gun in reach to stop a bad person with a gun. More guns. WE NEED MORE GUNS!! It’s the *only* solution that could possibly work.
    Just look at other countries.

    • ohbear1957

      Only if we teachers get one of these babies.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/852c4ac85014202c91b7d0cef93822f0b2f1956f8072bf936f3ecf09cb28601b.jpg BTW: The photo was taken inside a North Korean school.

    • Librarykid

      But if they became mandatory safety devices, they would have to be made available at low or no cost to everyone and the gun manufacturers who are the real bastards driving NRA policy might change their policy and even stop bankrolling the NRA.

      • NZArtist

        Geezus kryste man! That’s SOCIALISM you’re talking there. *SOCIALISM!* No goddfaring man wants that filthy cult in our schools. Parents can take out a very reasonable loan to pay for their mandatory child-armaments.
        You just watch your filthy liberal mouth.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    #FAKEBLUES says FOXSNOOZE.

  • SkokieGuy / Larry / Uncle Lar’

    You know how sometimes fundies will buy a plot of land in a public place and put a Ten Commandments monument or such? This was posted on The Hill comments (typically a cesspool and overrun with Russian bots), but I love the idea:

    They should build an ugly fountain of red dyed gushing water like blood as a memorial to the victims of gun violence in sight of NRA headquarters so that their staff has to see it everyday.

    I would contribute to a Go Fund Me to do this.

  • safari

    The shooting from the tower at UT in the ’60s was etched into the public mindset.

    This will be lost to time.

    • Chucktech

      Sandy Hook. Wasn’t that some big storm, or something?

      • JCF

        Cloudy, w/ a chance of flying lead.

      • RaygunsGoZap

        He’s Cropsey’s cousin.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Lumpy Gaga

      I guess it was Broward’s turn.

      • Librarykid

        Do you mean like God’s will?

        • Lumpy Gaga

          I dunno. Ask Marco Rubio.

          He said it was “Orlando’s turn” after the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Burn in Hell, Marco, you republicans own this.

    • JCF

      Yeah, you’ve obviously taken SO much action, since Pulse was the “terrible day you pray never comes”. /s

      • Lumpy Gaga

        So much prayer!
        So excite!

    • Nick in Pasadena

      Um…you mean like the last terrible day you “prayed” would never come, and the one before that, and the one before that? I mean, whoever could have predicated something like this, right? /s

    • RaygunsGoZap

      You pray it never comes but you absolutely know it will. And thank Grodd that when it does come, nothing more than platitudes is expected of me.

    • Librarykid

      Your prayers did a lot of good, you amoral, gutless POS.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I think the Broward School Supt already has his hands full, Marco. Leave him alone.

      “And I helped!”
      — Marco Rubio

    • Robincho

      That would be $3.3 million accepted from the NRA by Absentee Senator Foamboy…

  • TrollopeReader

    Remember that the 2018 agenda of Rs-(NRA) is to loosen regulations and laws, including making conceal-carry nationwide reciprocal …..

  • Talisman

    I would like to say something pithy and biting that indicts the NRA and Repuglicants, but Sandy Hook already proved this argument is a lost cause. America prefers dead kids over gun regulations.

    • Cackalaquiano

      “America prefers dead kids over gun regulations”
      This right here.

      • Gretchen

        We need that on billboards in cities nationwide.

        • FAEN

          Agreed! I’m so beyond sick of this shit. We need common sense gun regulation period.

      • FAEN

        Hey if those kids had been packing it wouldn’t have happened.

        • northern_neighbour

          Oh snark, Sing it with the highest snark, but that’s what the NRA will bleat across the ether in total deadpan hypocrisy …

          … these massacres are ‘bump-stock” for their sales and profits in Paranoid 2nd Amendment America. Each time there is a frenzy of buying and stockpiling of weapons, in case the “Gubmint come for our gunz.’

          The country itself needs protracted Psychoanalysis before self awareness can lead to national rebuilding of some sort.

    • Friday’s_cat

      I think one of the last polls showed Americans want stricter gun laws but the NRA gives republicans Rubles to jam legislation up.

      • Chucktech

        …and Americans say, “Oh,well…”

        Jesus…

      • TrollopeReader

        80% + want tighter laws. Congress: Nothing
        80% + want DACA / Dreamers Congress: Nothing

        • northern_neighbour

          This is the reality of an Oligarchy.

          America is democratic only in political theory, but not in practice. Obama was just a blip wherein the GOP miscalculated the improbable odds.

      • northern_neighbour

        Rubles and Rubio …. “Now is not the time” Rubio … who got 3.3 Million so far from NRA…

  • j.martindale

    If you oppose the NRA, oppose the Rethugs. They are the reason there are massacres in our schools.

    • Librarykid

      Odds are very good that the parents who lost children in this latest tragedy will continue to vote Republican and support the NRA.

  • greenmanTN

    At least he was showing some honest goddamn emotion over this instead the plastic “frowny face” that news anchors and politicians use, right before they vote against even minor gun control legislation.

    https://daileymusing.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/paulryan.jpg

  • MBear

    Murrikkka: r u grate agin?

    • greenmanTN

      So much winning. If this was a carnival shooting gallery we’d have won one of the “nice” stuffed animals by now!

      (Sorry. If you haven’t noticed, I deal with things through snark and dark humor.)

      • TuuxKabin

        Much needed and appreciated here, thank you.

      • MBear

        I showed you mine – you showed me yours (snark & dark humour) heh

        …so…much…winning!

  • Friday’s_cat

    Stop the flow of NRA Rubles into republican pockets.

  • Bluto

    2/3rds of the country is breaking down over this while the other 1/3rd is defending it & holding the country hostage. goddamnit all to hell.

  • Taylor Bixler

    Dear Dana Loesch
    Fuck you very much
    That is all

  • Friday’s_cat

    The print and broadcast news media must take a side in all of this. Either castigate republicans continually on their guns uber alles stance or admit they are worthless GOP shills.

    • another_steve

      Of course. But it won’t happen.

      Remember: A solid 32-40 percent of Americans are deplorables. Trump supporters. The news media can’t afford to alienate them.

      They buy Cialis, arthritis medications and reverse mortgages, after all.

      • Chucktech

        They’d still need that shit after being given the what-for.

      • So the news media will go ahead and alienate the 2/3 of us who are enraged?

        • another_steve

          We’re the intellectuals in the room.

          CNN and MSNBC know there’s no place else for us to go.

          • Gretchen

            Honestly my mainstream news consumption is near zero lately. There doesn’t necessarily have to be a place at the table for these outlets that enable this shit.

          • edrex

            pbs newshour its the only trustworthy television news source.

          • FAEN

            And the BBC.

          • edrex

            yes.

          • Dazzer

            If you could get it, my recommendation would be for Channel 4 News in the UK.

            I have reservations about the BBC these days. They’re still better than all the American news programmes (as far as I know – and I could be wrong), but they could be a lot better.

          • FAEN

            Thanks matey, I shall look for it on YouTube.

      • Gretchen

        I will increase my arthritis medication consumption if you will buy the Cialis. Anyone willing to take a reverse mortgage for the team because ad dollars just can’t be an obstacle to stopping this nightmare.

        • another_steve

          I’m married. Sex stopped.

          Cialis, no longer needed.

          • Gretchen

            Notice I didn’t volunteer my own grouse spouse. He’s in the doghouse anyway.

  • AJD

    On a related note, this is fucked even by Alex Jones’ standards
    https://twitter.com/realalexjones/status/963881491578130435

    • greenmanTN

      Nice timing, asshole.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Um, can you replace that with a URL or a description?

      I hate being THAT GUY, but, I just…Alex Jones tweets… not today, Satan.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I just…no…not today.

    • Tread

      He fucking posted that right as the news of the shooting broke.

  • DaddyRay

    Mental Health is the problem if you think Guns are not the Problem

    https://twitter.com/valrecendez/status/963925057918693377

    • Tread

      What an asshole.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The only hashtag missing is #FloridaStrong

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Warning sign #1: Guns. Lots and lots of guns.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    With over 300 million guns on the loose in America, it’s too late to do anything about any of this. There are a massive number of gun-nuts (led by the NRA) who would literally revolt and start a civil war if we tried to do something serious about guns. This nation crossed a rubicon when it failed to act after Sandy Hook and that’s the cold hard truth. Sometimes you have to face the sober truth that we as a nation made a huge mistake and it’s not fixable – it’s too late. It totally sucks, but it is what it is.

    • Chucktech

      Absolutely. As I said before, if shooting up a grammar school full of babies didn’t do it, nothing will.

    • greenmanTN

      Sandy Hook was not even 6 years ago (Dec 14, 2012). So we could have done something then, but now it’s hopeless and so we should do nothing? If we do nothing, we should expect nothing to change & to probably get worse.

      • ‘Til Tuesday

        If we didn’t do anything about little kids being gunned down, nor any of the shootings since then, including the 49 dead from the gay nightclub in Orlando to 20-something in Las Vegas, what makes you think we’ll do something now? I’ll give it a week – two weeks tops and the nation will move on to something else. There was a massive outcry after Sandy Hook and a President begging America and Congress to do something…and in the end we and Congress did NOTHING. People are getting used to these mass shooting.

        • greenmanTN

          Everything you say is true. And I’m just as numb to it as anyone else. We can’t just give in though. I have to believe that people ARE sick of it (polls say most people are in favor of some kind of gun legislation) and we have to keep pushing until it happens.

          Hey, for a sarcastic little bastard I can be a bit of a Pollyanna sometimes. 😉

          • ‘Til Tuesday

            It’s ok greenmanTN – I’m a fellow Tennessean. Look at our own state legislature – whatever the NRA wants they get. Until there’s an organization more powerful and feared than the NRA I don’t see anything changing.

            The longer I’m an adult the more I realize that everything isn’t what I thought it was or would be. Look at racism – I honestly thought as a teenager and young adult that we were getting better as a nation. Now I know that isn’t true – we’re getting worse.

            Same thing on guns – I thought there was hope to regulate them and do something, but now I realize that’s very unlikely to happen in my lifetime anyway. It sucks big-time to realize that things aren’t getting better, but worse.

          • Tread

            I honestly think we are getting better as a nation, it’s the people who are worse are getting the louder microphones. We reward people who are awful, disgusting people by giving them space to spit their venom instead of shutting them down and turning them off.

          • greenmanTN

            Yes to all of that.

        • Tread

          58 in Las Vegas. 58.

          • ‘Til Tuesday

            Fuck!!

    • j.martindale

      If we don’t start collecting the guns from those who are willing to give them up, no, we will never solve the problem. Collect the ones we can. Then prosecute the others. Yes, gun control is a problem which has a solution. Will it happen in a year or ten? Maybe not. But if we don’t start, it will never happen.

    • Tread

      Unless there’s a national buy-back program, ala what happened in Australia, you will never see the gun violence end. People are only motivated by money in this country. It’s going to an expensive toll to pay, with either blood, money, or both.

      • SkokieGuy / Larry / Uncle Lar’

        Trump wants to spend more money on the military? Buy up all the AK-15’s and give them to our military men & women.

        Also, separate from gun control, why is it legal for a civilian to own body armor? It should be regulated and you have to get a permit from the local police and prove a legitimate need (security guard for example).

        • Tread

          It’s the same reason bullets should be expensive as fuck. Don’t want to regulate the guns? Regulate the ao. Shootings will stop when a box of ammo costs nearly as much as a gun.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        True enough. The Piper will be paid, the question is only in which currency.

  • JoeMyGod
    • Cuberly Deux

      I wish I wouldn’t have clicked on that.

      • Gretchen

        Me too

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      fuck him!

  • JCF

    Right there w/ you, Mr Mudd. It’s crazy that we’re NOT all weeping…

    …and turn tears into RAGE! And rage into ACTION!!!!! >:-O

  • Richard

    I heard reported today there have been 12 school shootings in 2018, 12 !!! And all congress can offer are thoughts and prayers. What the hell is wrong with us as a nation? Unbelievable !

    • matrem

      We are broken beyond repair

      • Silver Badger

        Not yet, but it’s gonna be a long hard road to repair.

      • thatotherjean

        We haven’t even been trying to repair anything. Let’s see how it goes when we get started. Is it time yet?

    • Silver Badger

      Richard, they simply aren’t praying hard enough. As no one expect republican gun nuts to do much thinking, prayers are all they got left! /s (sorta)

    • Jerry Kott

      I heard it has been 18

    • FAEN

      What’s been wrong for a long time-racism, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny, and more under educated people who are easily manipulated by Jeebus than we like to admit.

  • Blake J Butler

    If he wants to prove how much he is sick of this, join with Moms demand action for gun sense in America, rally against the NRA and the gun lobby’s tactics which are to lie, cheat, and sell firearms to the mentally ill, criminals, people who fall through loopholes because of state laws that allow for them to purchase firearms, and lack of federal laws to step in to do the job when the states refuse to pass reforms because the makeup of the state in questions legislature consists of men and women that are bought and paid for the gun lobby.

  • another_steve

    Ohmigod such sadness on JMG today.

    Something lovely now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noJz7le7LdI

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • Lumpy Gaga

      “At least pay for dinner!”

      — Thoughts

  • Nick in Pasadena

    These school shootings are like manna from heaven to Republicans. The more there are, the more desensitized everyone gets; they become the new normal. Just like Trump’s daily lies and scandals.

  • Friday’s_cat

    If you have a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account go to it and post your republican Senators and Representatives names asking them if they took NRA Rubles so we can have school bloodbaths. They have their interns or a service scouring the media for mention of their names, what you post will get back to their office. I asked my republican Senator Pat Toomey and Representative Lloyd Smucker.

  • Keith D Plane

    The decision was made after the Sandy Hook shooting that it was ok to shoot school kids. Nothing absolutely fucking nothing has been done since. Had one shitty day today, this is icing on the cake. Fuck this country

  • DN

    I’m a little raw right now but did he weep over aurora? Sandy hook? Oregon?

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Classy addition to the discussion, fuckwit.

      • DN

        Block for the win!

        • RaygunsGoZap

          You might want to try that whole block thing again dipshit.

      • DN

        You saw the part where I said, “I’m a little raw right now.” You know what that means, right?

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Yes, I saw that you gave yourself permission to take your shot at Mudd and didn’t fall for it.

      • DN

        And as a last addition, I’ll point out that AMERICA DOESN’T CARE.

        If we cared, we’d have done something years ago. That was my obvious point, asshole. Seeya.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Too bad you couldn’t pull yourself together to make that point earlier rather than take a swipe at Mudd. But, you were hoping to get play and not called on your fuckwittery.

          You posted what you meant originally. Spare us the false indignation.

  • JCF

    The (alleged) shooter “was expelled as a threat”: yeah, that clearly solved the problem! /s

  • DaddyRay
    • greenmanTN

      Ain’t it the goddamn truth. My only complaint is that the NRA figure doesn’t look like Wayne LaPierre.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Literal truth.

  • Lazycrockett
  • JCF

    Going to be political, and I don’t care: Sen Bill Nelson “Enough is enough!”

    RUN ON THAT THIS NOVEMBER, Bill. Run on it, and ride the crest of the

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a0df0138ed12eea6b3bc5307d9386a778e9acebff6474ccd0c9c4e0f48a7a0d.jpg

    • Blake J Butler

      Register and motivate the newly puerto rican citizens that came in the past several months since Maria.

      If Nelson wants to ride the blue wave, he couldn’t have picked a better year to stay and not retire. He needs this kind of leadership in an election year.

      • Dayglo

        Wake the fucking millennials up. Get them to put down their phones. Drive them to the polls.

  • Leo
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    While I feel for him as an uncle, that feeling is tempered with the knowledge that after Columbine and Sandy Hook, the U.S. government did nothing. To be sure Obama and others tried, but when you have members of your own party espousing the “virtue” of the 2nd amendment while children are slaughtered, it’s kind of hollow to say the least.

    My only advice: remember this and all the other shootings come November. Don’t let the DEMS or those Independents who run, forget about this. Then, come 2020, toss out whoever is in the White House and replace them with someone who is serious about this issue.

    To the DEMS, take note.
    To the Left, pay heed.
    To the people, force their hands because if you don’t, they’ll just slink away and continue to collect their NRA checks.

    That is all.

    • Tread

      Don’t you dare defame the Democrats! What are you, some sort of Russian stooge? /s

      (This is literally the criticism I received in a different thread because I had the temerity to call out Democrats who take donations from the NRA.)

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        While I support the DEMS on principle, you’re right, it’s important to call out those who seem to want to fence sit and/or have it both ways. Taking money from the National Registry of Assassins should be an automatic disqualification.

      • TuuxKabin

        And I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Diane Feinstein attempted to get a bill passed that would bar someone from getting a gun who is on a terrorist list …….even THAT couldn’t get fucking passed.

    People are going to have to say fuck it, it’s time to copy Australia, or at least Canada.

    • JCF

      “People are going to have to say fuck it, it’s time to flee to Australia, or at least Canada”: FIFY.

  • coram nobis
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    MAKE
    AMERICA
    SAFE
    AGAIN

    Right NOW !

  • DaddyRay

    Obligatory Onion Post every time we have a Mass Shooting

    ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens
    https://www.theonion.com/no-way-to-prevent-this-says-only-nation-where-this-r-1823016659

  • Lazycrockett

    Is Lester Holt down there yet talking bout how this tragedy has brought the community together?

    • DaddyRay

      His team is busy scanning social media to find out where the candlelight vigil will be held

  • Friday’s_cat

    Dear Mutt Blitzer, you are part of the problem when you fail to hold your republican guests feet to the fire instead of going after them hammer and tongs. If they stop coming on your program because you wont kiss butt just say something like, ” We invited republican Senator Porker on to comment but he is too chicken to answer our questions”.

  • fuow

    As long as we on the left refuse to vote, the NRA will set the tone of the government.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Related: When the trolls start calling him a secret Muslim, inspired by ISIS and tweeting “Alluh Akbar!”, you’ll want to know that his Twitter feed has those two words exactly once:

    “at least we now know what it means when a sand durka says ‘allahu Akbar'”

  • boobert

    58 killed in Vegas and nothing got done. So why would they give a shit about 17? Oh yea, “build the wall !”

    • JCF

      Don’t laugh: the (alleged) shooter’s name was Cruz. They probably WILL respond “Build That Wall”.

  • JoeMyGod

    My mother tells me that this afternoon my sister and her kids reviewed and rehearsed their emergency text code messages for school shootings. This nation has gone mad.

    • JoeMyGod

      My niece and nephew attend high school less than a mile from the Pulse nightclub. This is now their life.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        It’s heartbreaking.

        • pj

          NRA made this normal.

      • Friday’s_cat

        My sister retired as an administrator in the Orlando area. When the Lightening Strike protocol kept students into the evening her and other members of the district were threatened by the Red Neck goobers.

        • safari

          Lightening protocol?

          • Friday’s_cat

            During storms the students are kept indoors due to the number of lightening strike deaths in Florida. IDK if the rules have been modified since her incident or not.
            You know that the parents who bitch the loudest about the inconvenience will be the first to sue if their child is hit by a bolt walking home when there is a nearby storm.

          • Tread

            Pedant. Lightning.

    • Tread

      I can’t up vote this. It’s so fucking sad that this is who we are as a nation. This is what we expect of our children.

    • greenmanTN

      One of the mothers interviewed said she knew there was a problem when her daughter texted her “Code Red.” I’m assuming that was a predetermined code they had set up. Think about that.

      • RaygunsGoZap

        I read that story as the school sent the Code Red to all parents. She just happened to be in front of the school to pick her daughter up for an unrelated reason. But, I’ve read a lot and could be conflating.

    • billbear1961

      It will not stand up to liars and extremists. Its institutions, especially but not just the press, are betraying it. And it has decided that fascism, and the total disregard for facts and decency that come with it, is an acceptable option in a genuine democracy.

    • coram nobis

      Worth comparing to what the UK and Australia did after Dunblane and Port Arthur, with some very strict laws and takebacks. Parliamentary systems can move fast at need. (Note: Australia had to overcome meddling by the NRA.)

      While surveys showed up to 85% of Australians ‘supported gun control’,[citation needed] many people opposed the new laws. Concern was raised within the Coalition Government that fringe groups such as the ‘Ausi Freedom Scouts’, the Australian League of Rights and the Citizen Initiated Referendum Party, were exploiting voter anger to gain support. After discovering that the Christian Coalition and US National Rifle Association were supporting the gun lobby, the government and media cited their support, along with the moral outrage of the community to discredit the gun lobby as extremists.
      — Wikipedia article, Port Arthur Massacre

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Arthur_massacre_(Australia)#Community_and_government_reaction

  • DaddyRay
    • greenmanTN

      Jesus fucking Christ. “Can you follow me?”

      • DaddyRay

        can you make sure your camera captures the gunman when he shoots you

        • Lumpy Gaga

          “And LANDSCAPE! LANDSCAPE! Geez, do people not get TV?”

          • DaddyRay

            God Damn it, it was Portrait – quick find another kid about to get shot

        • Tread

          Fucking a I don’t want to laugh. Jesus. It’s like a black comedy.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      If you can’t read this sequence of msgs, click on the pic.

    • greenmanTN

      One of the biggest problems at Columbine was that the police responders outside didn’t go into the school because they didn’t know where the shooters were. Because of that at least one teacher and perhaps some students died because of that delay. (Cell phones were not common then.)

      So does the reporter ask where the shooter is, or if the kid can get to a safer place? No. “Can I call you?”

  • coram nobis

    This may be an inconvenient time to bring up H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would override local and state bans.

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/38?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22concealed+carry+reciprocity+act%22%5D%7D

    To be fair, it doesn’t allow firearms on school grounds, but if you have an armed perp in your area despite the efforts of your city and state to stop it, it’s still a hazard.

    Last I heard, this bill was in the Senate.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Tread

      Jesus fuck. Can those idiots have no common sense? What the fuck are they doing rushing into the god damn room with guns drawn?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Gotta tenderize the meat.

      • Leo

        They play too much Call of Duty off-hours. That or watch CSI marathons. Or something.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Standard procedure, there might be a second shooter in the crowd.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Still wasn’t ready for that image.

      • Tread

        It shouldn’t be. They scared the ever living fuck out of those already scared kids.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          That was hard to watch! Was not really prepared for it.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Neither was the teacher, apparently.

    • DN

      No do not put your fucking phones away.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Had that thought, too, but all they really know is what a guy with a big gun is telling them to do.

        • DN

          Oh don’t get me wrong – I’d have put my phone away STAT! I just don’t think they have the right to demand that.

        • DN

          Which, now that I think of it is demanding more courage than I’d have probably shown, so yeah….

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Are we a shithole yet?

      • JCF

        No later than 11/8/16.

      • greenmanTN

        Not yet but we’re working as fast as we can.

      • DumbHairyApe

        Likely passed that status, many, many shootings ago.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I’d like to think my spirit animal is the dignified teacher who only shows the slightest sign of being startled, and stays calm under duress.

      In fact, I’d either be the shaking mess on the right or that girl who slapped somebody.

    • Bad Tom

      Cannot watch that. Just. Can’t.

  • JoeMyGod
    • DaddyRay

      Justin, could you please invade and take us over or let us in

      • Todd20036

        You just want Justin to invade YOU, you incorrigible slut.

        • Bad Tom

          It would be a comfort in these parlous times.

    • Tread

      Please send down your sensible gun laws. We’d rather have those.

      • Absent that, there are a lot of Americans who’d welcome a couple of residency and work permits.

  • coram nobis
  • Ninja0980

    I was a freshman when Columbine happened and it shocked the nation and got weeks of coverage.
    Now?
    It wouldn’t last a week in the news because we’ve simply come to accept this.
    Mark my words, by this time next week, this won’t even been in the news.
    And all because some folks in power think some bullshit written in the 1770’s is supposed to be set in stone forever.

    • Lazycrockett

      Noon tomorrow at the latest.

    • Gretchen

      I was a third year teacher when Columbine happened. I remember thinking I would be safer working night shift at the local gas station since it had bullet proof glass. If you had told me then that school shootings would happen weekly, I would never have believed it. This is madness.

      • Ninja0980

        The fact Congressman got shot at and won’t do anything boggles my mind even further.

        • Gretchen

          I have never been into conspiracy theories, and I usually assume Occam’s Razor is the default answer, BUT I have come to a point where I have genuine fear that the United States is no longer operating as an independent government. I think it’s taken time and patience for Russia to install a shadow government through the Republican party, but I honestly believe Putin has succeeded in destroying the functionality if not the underlying principles of our democracy. Dark money clearly flows to and through the NRA. I believe many if not most of our Republican legislators both state and federal are being bought, blackmailed or manipulated into actions that damage our country. If this isn’t the answer, then I dread to know what heinous excuses they have for allowing our children to be murdered in what should be the safest places in America.

          • TampaDink

            Not much of a conspiracy theorist myself but after learning last night (from Rachel Maddow’s show) that the intelligence community is aware that Russians are already working on the outcome of our 2018 midterm elections…and the trump “administration” is doing nothing about it, indicates that you and I are right to believe that we’re living with a shadow govt. under Russian rule.

          • ChrisInKansas

            At the moment, I’m going with possible, not probable. Although it wouldn’t take much more to get me to flip.

          • E.J.

            If you want a conspiracy…..a couple days ago there was a story about how gun sales had dropped since Trump became president. the sales drop has been enough that a major company (I forget if was Remington or Winchester) had filed for bankruptcy. The NRA cannot allow that to happen.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            I’m not a conspiracy theorist either but I can see some truth in the possiblity that NRA exists to funnel money more than to protect any rights.

        • DN

          Furthermore, Scalise’s shooter was living out the wet dream of the right! They’re the ones forever bleating on about needing weapons to overthrow the government.

          And just to be clear: I do not support what that guy did. I’m just saying that Ted Nugent and company talked openly about that for *years* and everyone sorta ignored it.

          • Bad Tom

            A good point.

      • Tommy

        Don’t be so melodramatic. As long as you didn’t piss off Eric or Dylan, you would have been OK.

        • ChrisInKansas

          And another piece of shit gets blocked.

  • johnnybc

    If massive gun control measures went into effect tomorrow, I do not believe that I would see an appreciable difference in violence in my life (25 more years?). But what if that legislation took place after Columbine in 1999? Or after Brenda Spencer (I don’t like Mondays) shot up the place in 1979? Time is now, maybe my friends kids will see the difference.

  • mike2000917

    I’m embarrassed for this pussy.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    Raise your hand if you think the Republicans in Congress or the Insane Clown Pu$$y Grabber in the White House are going to do ANYTHING about this?

    Or Florida’s legislature and Governor? (They didn’t do a goddamn thing after 49 people were gunned down at The Pulse in Orlando.)

    • John L

      Of course they’re going to do something! They’re going to offer their thoughts and prayers. /s

  • billbear1961

    It’s beyond me why protests on a scale with the Women’s Marches aren’t appropriate to DEMAND action on this matter.

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      Because the parents of school children are not doing it. If they’re not marching for their own children, I’m not sure change is possible

      • billbear1961

        Our host just said that this nation has gone mad. I responded that it will not stand up to liars and extremists. Its institutions, especially but not just the press, are betraying it. And it has decided that fascism, and the total disregard for facts and decency that comes with it, is an acceptable option in a genuine democracy.

      • billbear1961

        “Mad” not “made,” of course.

  • Michael R
  • Lazycrockett

    The entire conversation on Hardball tonight has revolved around “us” changing our behaviour.

    • I hate Tweety.

    • customartist

      I guess by that same logic that there is no need to stop mass producing opiods either, huh? Just change our behavior.

    • Friday’s_cat

      What did the Dustbin Bomber have to say?

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Alex Jones tweeted this today — not sure if was after the shooting

    https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones/status/963881491578130435

    • Tread

      If I’m looking at the time correctly: at the beginning of it.

    • DoctorDJ

      Fuck that fat fucking fuck.

      Just.
      Can’t.

    • coram nobis

      Grotesque.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Sorry, bkb. Had to block you because Alex Jones. Not gonna look at that pic 40 times. (It’s not you, it’s me.)

  • customartist

    This is terribly tragic, but if God were as almighty as Christians claim then he should have never created firearms in the first place.

  • Tommy

    I get that this is a tragedy and all, but since when is it OK for a grown man to weep like a girl on national television? I wouldn’t carry on like that, especially if I wasn’t related to any of the victims.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Maybe the absurdity of the reality he’s “living” in just dropped on him like a house.

      • Tommy

        No excuse. Men don’t cry. They deal with that ton of bricks at home, using rationality.

        • Sporkfighter

          Bullshit.I’ve cried every time one of my students died.

          • Tommy

            But this guy on CNN doesn’t even know any of those kids from Florida. It’s not a manly reaction for sure.

          • Sporkfighter

            So…you’re the arbiter of manliness?

          • Tommy

            Sure, why not? I’m a man.

          • Sporkfighter

            Merely one among billions.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          That’s very interesting. Your views are a breath of fresh air here among the same old echo chamber. Looking forward to what else you have to say.

        • OdieDenCO

          that’s Vulcan you dipshit. Humans feel

    • Sporkfighter

      Then you’re a heartless bastard. Those kids could have been my kids.

    • Tread

      Just fuck off. You’re a disgusting piece of shit.

    • SoCalGal20

      So,Tommy, what are your views on women?

      • Treant

        While I disagree with Tommy, it’s fascinating that you immediately jump to misogyny. Next thing you know, you’ll be lying about what Tommy said.

        • Gretchen

          Apparently his view is that I’m melodramatic. Oh well, I’m too tired, sore , and grumpy to play tonight. I’m just going to block him.

          • Treant

            Sounds good, but that barb definitely wasn’t aimed at you.

          • Gretchen

            I checked again today and my daffs are peeking through the dirt! So excited.

          • Treant

            Not here yet, but tomorrow is going to go to sixty, so there’s some chance something will break ground!

    • blackstar

      funk off!

    • Robincho

      Run along, “Tommy”. There’s lots of dead cock in hell that needs your clumsy sucking…

    • leastyebejudged

      On one hand, you do have a point, people are more expressive now than in the past. Part of ditching superstition is ditching all that repression.

      I think he explained himself adequately: he has nieces and nephews the same age.Guess you don’t ? Or maybe you’re just a bit of a sociopath ?

  • “child of god,” huh.

    i wonder how many times this guy voted for a rethug, one who would be counted upon to *always* vote with the NRA, and against any kind of gun control, in the name of jeebus?

    i respect the fact that this is an emotional moment. but i see a lot of these TV creatures and all i can wonder about is their complacency and hypocrisy. financial supporters, voters, people who go on an on about the sanctity of the lives of people carrying a badge…

    maybe he’s one of “the good guys.” i dunno. but i look at him and can’t help but wonder how much effort he’s spent on chasing liberals and peaceniks, instead of making gun ownership more regulated.

  • JCF

    New thread.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Thanks you.

  • Sporkfighter
  • safari

    Trolls. On a mourning thread.

  • joe ho

    Stop the hand-wringing.

    Americans as a group like their violent society.

    Gun violence victims are just human sacrifices to that love of violence.

    Americans could fix the problem if they wanted. They just don’t want to.

    • Gianni

      That’s not true. Americans as a group do not like their violent society. We’re no different than people in other countries – we just want to live our lives in peace. There is just this pervasive idea that we still have to have our guns as some sort of demonstration of how we’re willing to protect our freedom and constitutional rights. It was necessary when this country was founded and as it expanded. People had to have guns for hunting and protection, but they didn’t just go around shooting each other. That need has long passed, but the idea never matured and changed. Now we seem to be stuck in this loop of incessant violence and a gun is the ultimate protection. And our fucking Republican led Congress absolutely refuses to do anything to try to reign it in. Of course, after each shooting, we get to hear some sanctimonious idiot like Rubio intone so solemnly how now it not the time to be talking about gun control.

  • I’m reminded of a scene from the movie Victor/Victoria:

    Toddy: God, there’d been times I’d given my soul to cry like that.

    Victoria: [sobs] I hate it!

    Toddy: You wouldn’t if you couldn’t do it anymore.

    I’m glad he can still cry about another mass shooting. I’m all cried out.

  • joe ho

    From the Onion 2014:

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

    ISLA VISTA, CA—In the days following a violent rampage in southern California in which a lone attacker killed seven individuals, including himself, and seriously injured over a dozen others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Tuesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place. “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said North Carolina resident Samuel Wipper, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations. “It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep this guy from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what he really wanted.” 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 five years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.”

  • Chris Craft

    Awws thats cute, these assholes didn’t break down when Pulse happened, no; instead they tried to argue that we were not the targets and got mad at us for feeling betrayed by people we thought were our allies.