More gun violence today. The first in an Alexandria, Virginia park, where members of the GOP were targeted while practicing baseball, and the second in San Francisco, CA, a fatal workplace shooting at a UPS facility, leaving two injured and three dead before the gunman shot himself.
The news coverage has been primarily on the first shooting, because it happened first, so there is information available, and those in the mix were politicians.
Offering quick and unconfirmed information on Twitter was Kellyanne Conway, the genius who brought us the Bowling Green Massacre.
This much has been confirmed: the lone gunman, now dead, fired over 50 shots in a matter of minutes, injuring 5, including Steve Scalise, third ranking Republican in the House and five-term Republican from Louisiana.
The gunman had a history of domestic violence, his Facebook page shows he was a Bernie Sanders supporter, and very anti-Trump.
And now for my bleeding heart liberal propaganda:
A single person firing 50 shots in quick succession means the weapon had to have been a semiautomatic. Will this incident give pause to those members of the GOP who were present, prompting them to reconsider their stance on gun control?
Scalise had supported loosening restrictions on interstate gun purchases, as well as a national cross-state standard for conceal and carry.
It appears to have cemented Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) stance on guns:
“You look at the vulnerability. I can assure you, from this day forward, I have a carry permit, I will be carrying when I’m out and about,” Collins told ABC.
Okay then, might the GOP now consider how their gun laws, combined with their proposed healthcare plan, which omits mental healthcare coverage, essentially putting guns in the hands of the mentally ill who will no longer be able to afford their medication?
Me thinks not. There will be no changes made because of what happened today.