If do-nothing politicians deep in the pockets of the National Rifle Association won't open their mouths or even try to lift a pinky finger to do something about the plague of gun violence that's turned our country into a war zone under attack by roving, armed-to-the-teeth-and-crazy guerilla armies-of-one, who wishes those lawmakers would at least find a new post-slaughter catchphrase to throw at us besides "thoughts and prayers?"
How about: "Stuff happens,” or, "Oh, darn, not again!“ or "Don’t worry, be happy,” or even, “Meh…” which would at least be honest, as, when it comes to gun violence, our NRA politicians don't care all that much,
Although in truth I'm also getting a little sick to my stomach of the junk-food pabulum that the NRA politicians think we're stupid enough to swallow when they tell us that, (sigh) there's no use in banning assault weapons because (sigh) we have enough laws and (sigh) laws won't keep bad people from shooting good people. Hypocrites, every one of them, too jelly-spined, their campaign coffers too crammed with gun lobby dollars for them to even suggest that our country at least try enacting some stricter gun control laws, try passing another 10-year ban on assault weapons as Clinton did in 1994 - or make it 5 years, or 2 years, anything, try something.
Today, sadly, that is what all Americans should be thinking and praying about.
And please don't tell me that the Second Amendment forbids gun control laws: By "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed," our Founding Fathers could just as likely have meant that individuals have the right to keep guns only in so far as they are connected to a military unit, as to mean that anybody at all has the right to weaponize themselves into a one-man killing machine.
And yes, let's do something about mental illness, too, How about starting with a federally-funded study of what's wrong with a person who needs to own a weapon that can kill or maim 50 people in under a minute?
There's something else to think about and pray for.