I need a reflect after reading this article
Wednesday afternoon, I sat down at my computer. I wanted to write something on the strange disconnect of Republican politicians like Marco Rubio and Chris Christie complaining that an end to the National Security Agency’s metadata gathering program this week made Americans “less safe’’ — only days after yet another mass shooting, this time in Colorado.
I wanted to point out that while Rubio and Christie talk about the threat of terrorism and the need for vigilance in combating it, they have far less to say — and offer few ideas — about the daily drumbeat of American gun violence. In fact, Rubio thinks “in cases of mental illness or in the cases of someone who just wants a gun to carry out a crime, they’re not going to follow the law” — so, really what can we do? Christie, who in the past signed several gun control measures in New Jersey, recently vetoed a bill that would have made it harder for those accused or convicted of domestic violence from getting a gun. I wanted to make the argument that if these politicians really cared about keeping Americans safe from random and indiscriminate violence, they would do something about gun violence in America
That’s what I was going to write about . . . and then it happened again.