Why We Keep Letting This Happen

Ross Barkan, writing for New York Magazine, echoes President Biden’s question, When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” 

The answer is, of course, never.

Republicans do not care about mass shootings. They can’t be shamed by their inaction. They can’t be forced into making a rational case for their positions. They do not care.

The gun lobby money is too sweet for them to give a shit. If you honestly think Republicans are in it to serve their constituents, I have a bridge in San Francisco I’d love to sell you. They do not care.

The only way any of this stops is by getting guns out of people’s hands.

It’s never going to happen.

May 25, 2022