It was in the months after Sandy Hook (2012) when I realized that legislators in this country would never do anything to enact meaningful gun control in the United States. If a gunman can walk into an elementary school and kill babies and it doesn't light a fire under the asses of legislators, nothing ever will.
So here we are almost five years later and nothing has changed. Over fifty people died at the hands of a deranged gunman on Sunday night in Las Vegas.
In a week or so everyone will move on to the next news story and forget about Vegas. Just as they did with Pulse. And Virgina Tech. And Sandy Hook. And San Bernadino. And Fort Hood. And all of the others.
And these are just the shootings that make the news.
Legislators (and many Americans) will continue to hide behind the second amendment and will sleep well at night because "it was an illegally obtained weapon" or "they modified the weapon" or "they passed the background check" or "they slipped through the cracks" or whatever garbage they tell themselves.
I've seen so many saying that they're praying for the victims of Las Vegas. Now is not the time for praying. Now is the time for action. Now is the time pass common-sense gun control. Now is the time to make it harder for criminals, those accused of domestic violence or with a restraining order against them to obtain or possess a gun. Honor their memory by taking steps to solve the problem.
This is not ok. Yet nothing will change. Again.