One of these days we are going to have to ask the very difficult question to our elected officials, straight to their face. What the fuck is wrong with you?
Look, I’ve done my duty and asked my State Representative, Dennis Paul, that question when I met him on the greenbelt walking the dog. It was the first thing out of my mouth, just days after 19 children were slaughtered by an 18 year old with easy access to military weapons, access that Dennis Paul gave him, access that the Republican Party gave him.
On that day they didn’t even offer thoughts and prayers, as if that has worked in the past. So our irresponsible attitude towards gun ownership has taken the lives of 10 Americans in California using, you guessed it, a military style weapon. Although the laws in California are more strict that Texas, which isn’t saying much, the irresponsible, playful attitude towards gun ownership emanates out of Texas where laws are nearly nonexistent.
In Texas anyone can openly carry a military style weapon, dressed like GI Joe, with body armor, high capacity clips, body armor, and hundreds of rounds of armor piercing bullets and our law enforcement can’t do a thing about it. They can’t ask them if they are allowed to have a gun or carry a gun or even own a gun because the law that Dennis Paul championed prohibits it. Someone dressed like a cartel member could walk the sidewalks of Paul’s own street and there is absolutely nothing law enforcement can do because there is nothing illegal about it.
I’ve said it before. This isn’t responsible, conservative, gun ownership. This is just plain stupidity. It is dangerous. Texas and Paul have set a bar for others across the country. It doesn’t make us safer. It doesn’t make it safer for our law enforcement officials. Ask those who were at the Uvalde shooting how safe they felt as they stood in the hall listening to the children crying for their mommies as they were being slaughtered.
The killing continues claiming 10 more in a mass shooting along with many others every single day. So, grow a pair and ask one of two hard question.
What the fuck is wrong with you? What the fuck is wrong with us?