By now, you’re probably all aware of the San Bernardino shooting that happened at a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center, a center for people with developmental disabilities. The tragedy was yet another mass shooting in the United States that made us, once again, discuss the lack of gun control laws in this country – and many people were outgraged. This tragedy seemed to tip a lot of people over the edge on this very serious gun control issue 14 people were killed and 17 were wounded when gunmen opened fire yesterday. Citing the staggering number of mass shootings in the US this year alone, celebrities, politicians, and laymen simultaneously called for change on Twitter.
Gun control has been and will continue to be a hot-button issue in the United States. There have been more mass shootings than there have been days in the US, people are dying every day, yet the country still holds fast to its Second Amendment rights. While both sides have their arguments, how long will it be before America says, “Enough is enough”? Only time will tell.
You may not have a strong opinion on gun control, but here these reactions will make you feel differently:
1. @igorvolsky revealing how much these politicians with “thoughts and prayers for victims” received from the NRA
NRA dumped $922K into McConnell's re-elect bid, so when it comes to preventing gun violence all u get is this tweet https://t.co/RsSvFRDlZr
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 3, 2015
2. This bold headline for the Daily News:
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 3, 2015
3. This tweet about the racist reactions to mass shooting:
Hopefully they reveal the ethnicities of the people involved in this shooting soon so we know whether to freak out or calmly brush it off.
— Murtaza Hussain (@MazMHussain) December 3, 2015
4. A quote from Chief Justice Warren Burger
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) December 2, 2015
5. Neil deGrasse Tyson saying it like it is:
3,400: Americans who died by Terrorism since 2001 3,400: Americans who died by household Firearms since five weeks ago.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 9, 2015
6. The number of mass shootings in the last year:
— AJ+ (@ajplus) December 2, 2015
7. Max Silvestri’s reminder about Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting
Come on. Does a white terrorist have to shoot a member of CONGRESS for laws to change? Oh right, that happened. 5 years ago this January.
— Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) December 2, 2015
8. When Senator Chris Murphy criticized rhetoric
Your "thoughts" should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your "prayers" should be for forgiveness if you do nothing – again.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) December 2, 2015
9. This picture from the IRC yesterday (where the shooting took place)
If you feel "desensitized," here's a photo from the Inland Regional Center's holiday party yesterday. pic.twitter.com/3JwHQTg5cX
— Carey O'Donnell (@ecareyo) December 2, 2015
10. Hillary clinton called for action
I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now. -H https://t.co/SkKglwQycb
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 2, 2015
11. Frightening statistics
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 2, 2015
12. When this observation was made
I would say this is probably the most bloodshed a society has ever tolerated for a hobby.
— Bill Dixon (@BillDixonish) December 2, 2015
13. Comedian Anthony Jeselnik made a good point
Guns don't kill people. But they sure as shit don't do them any favors.
— Anthony Jeselnik (@anthonyjeselnik) December 2, 2015
14. There are lots of comments on the “thoughts and prayers” response
IT'S ALMOST AS IF THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO END GUN VIOLENCE.
— Dan Ozzi (@danozzi) December 2, 2015
15. Many people are retweeting this tweet from June 2015:
In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.
— Dan Hodges (@DPJHodges) June 19, 2015
16. This tweet is onto something about the history of guns in America:
America's obsession with guns most definitely has its roots in colonialism, genocide and slavery but I don't have the energy right now.
— Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) December 2, 2015
17. Lady Gaga called out the media
Thinking of the world today, praying the media doesn't reward killers with notoriety. Inspire peace. Use your power for harmony, not ratings
— The Countess (@ladygaga) December 2, 2015
18. On bipartisanship:
Should we focus on gun violence or Islamic terrorism? Answer: BOTH. This doesn't have to be a liberal/conservative issue. #SanBernadino
— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) December 3, 2015
What were your thoughts after learning about the San Bernardino shooting? Do you have an opinion on gun control? Let me know in the comments below.
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