As I write this, the news of the attack on the GOP baseball team is still unfolding. Let’s hope that there are no fatalities. But let’s also remember the biblical adage of reaping what we sow.
If you want to know Rep. Steve Scalise’s position on gun rights click here. Spoiler alert: he has an A+ rating from the NRA.
This event will be covered and portrayed as shocking because of the victims’ fame. But let’s not forget that these shootings occur day in and day out, with clock-work-like regularity, in every city in America, to hundreds of other people who are also parents, spouses, and sons and daughters. Innocent victims all. None of them are any less deserving of our sympathy just because they lack celebrity.
And let’s also not forget that these preventable tragedies happen because of fealty to the gun lobby by people like Steve Scalise and the dozens of others on the ball field with him.