I’ve been sitting comfortably here in Australia, devastated by yet another US fuck up, wondering how the hell to write about the shooting? This blogger who just turned 70, and who I’ve followed for at least 5 years, did it way better than I ever could. And through my cynical fears, I also ask ‘What about the folks still suffering in Puerto Rico?? What a terribly distracting coincidence…’
I also saw a great comment: ‘How come gun ownership is a right, yet medical care to save your life after being shot is considered a privilege you must pay for?’ Good question America. And probably the first and best answer I have is to get rid of your goddamn President!
Dear Future Victims and Family Members,
I realize that, while I am grieving for the people who died in Las Vegas, as well as for those who loved them, I must also reserve room for all of you who will have been the victims and loved ones of victims of mass shootings to come. After all, we have a pretty strong track record of this kind of thing. We average one mass killing per day in the US. The same day that the massacre in Las Vegas occurred, three people were shot and killed at the University of Kansas. Another two were injured.
It’s a given that you, the future victims and family of victims of mass shootings, will someday, sooner or later, be impacted. It’s also a given that, when that occurs, people will grieve. They will grieve for you, or you will greive for others. CNN may…
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