Jimmy Kimmel got it right again. Speaking of the likes of Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and others of their ilk who sent their “thoughts and their prayers” to Las Vegas yesterday, he said “They should be praying. They should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country.”
On the occasion of the previous, most deadly shooting in American history (Orlando, June 2016), President Obama said: "we have to decide if that's the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well."
And we are all apparently resigned to t he fact that our failed political system- and the human failures who run it - will continue to do nothing. The fundamental choice between civilization and continuing to allow private individuals to own guns is as clear as can be, as is the moral imperative to make that choice.