'F--k Your Thoughts And Prayers': Getting Real Change After Michigan State
Michigan State Rep. Ranjeev Puri began his statement on the Michigan State University mass shooting with 'f--k your thoughts and prayers.'
A gunman killed three people and then himself along with five injured at Michigan State University on Monday, and almost immediately Republicans started with their gun violence rug-sweeping thoughts and prayers.
Republicans always offer thoughts and prayers, but it is a poor substitute for actual action on gun violence.
Rep. Ranjeev Puri (D) called it out in the bluntest way possible:
Puri wrote that thoughts and prayers without action and change are meaningless.
The United States has had 67 mass shootings by Valentine’s Day in 2023. Today is the fifth anniversary of the Parkland, FL school shooting that killed 17 high school students.
Americans see through thoughts and prayers, but below we’ll discuss the shift that is required to get action on gun violence.
There Will Never Be Enough Mass Shooting Victims To Force Republicans To Change
After each mass shooting, it always asked how many more people have to die before the United States takes real action to stop mass shooters.
The answer to that question is that Republicans have no limit. It doesn’t matter if it is the small children of Sandy Hook, the elementary school kids of Uvalde, the high school students of Parkland, or the college students of Michigan State and Virginia Tech.
Republicans don’t care if Americans die at synagogue in Pittsburgh, bible study in South Carolina, at the movies in Colorado, attending a concert in Las Vegas, buying groceries in Buffalo, or going to a bar or club at various locations nationwide.
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