GOP: Mental illness is the problem, not guns.
Dems: Women have mental illnesses in the same percentages as men, but only men do these mass shootings.
GOP: Look! a squirrel!
GOP: Mental illness is the problem. We should be addressing that instead. By the way, we’ve closed all the mental facilities, defunded money for them, and removed “mental health” from health insurance coverage. Oh, and also made it easier for the mentally ill to get guns.
Mental illness affects people all over the world. Yet, for some reason, the rest of the world doesn’t have these things happen every few weeks. Hmm, what’s the difference? What is it about America that gives us gun death numbers that dwarf all other civilized countries? Could it be … guns?
Somehow, the gun lovers are convinced that since we can’t stop all gun violence, we shouldn’t do anything at all.
GOP: “Terrorists have used planes to attack us! Quick, let’s make everyone take off their shoes, go through huge searches, stop them from bringing toothpaste on board, and be subject to a ‘no flight’ list of those suspected!”
“Guns have killed thousands each year unnecessarily! Too bad there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it.”
Well, we can do something about it. Every country that has has seen a huge drop in violent gun deaths. Every state that has discovered that their violent crime decreased as well. Will this stop all gun deaths? Of course not, any more than laws against drunk driving have stopped all drunk drivers. But the laws certainly have reduced the amount of accidents on the road.
“Let’s give up and not do anything to solve this problem” seems to be the most unAmerican thing you can say.