The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting will result in a gun sale bubble – out of an irrational fear of Gun Control – which never comes, since we never talk about it.
Tears cost nothing. Thoughts and prayers cost nothing.
On the flip side, photo-ops buy the most ellusive commodity of all: empathy. Case in point, there’s no denying, President Obama wiping away tears at his press conference won me over.
But 20-minutes later, I was mad at him. And now, I feel manipulated.
We never talk about Gun Control, in the moment, so it always gets pushed-off by people with gobs & gobs of money, who seem to control the conversation. How many more kids are going to be shot? How many more 5-year old have to watch as their classmates are gunned-down? What’s the magic number, before the grown-ups act like grown-ups…and do something about it!
27 dead, including 20 kids.
If we’re not going to do something about it, and we’re not, to more accurately reflect reality, let’s change the names of the places we gather: Sandy Hook Gun Range, Oregon Mall Gun Range, Temple Sikh Gun Range, Virginia Tech Gun Range, Safeway Gun Range, AMC Gun Range, Columbine Gun Range.
If we’re not going to act like grown-ups, and we’re not, at the very least, let’s give Michael Moore a hall pass. Please, CNN, don’t invite him to chat with Piers Morgan about school shootings. Michael Moore has done more than his fair share in sounding the alarm.
27 dead, including 20 kids, heartbreak
The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting will end-up being nothing more than an infomercial for guns. In the end, we’re more afraid of unleashing emotions than we are of unleashing bullets.