Membership Q mass capturing continues disturbing pattern

You’ve got doubtless already heard of the newest in America’s ever-growing checklist of mass shootings. If you have not, to summarize — on the evening of the nineteenth, 5 folks have been killed and 24 injured at Membership Q, a homosexual nightclub in Colorado Springs. For a lot of, myself included, this summons heartbreaking recollections of Bryan Almonte’s homicide, or the Pulse nightclub capturing, or the Ruby Deluxe assault, or any variety of assaults towards the LGBT neighborhood for the straightforward crime of present. For President Biden to say there may be ‘no clear motive’ for this horrific crime at a time when right-wing fearmongering is convincing thousands and thousands of people who the LGBT neighborhood is grooming their kids and politicians are constructing whole platforms off of hate seems like a slap within the face. Greater than ever, it looks as if we’re sliding backwards relatively than progressing — and that is going to be a sense that is laborious to shake so long as crimes like this are dedicated.

It seems like an previous, drained play at this level — a gunman with psychological well being points (this time, he’d been arrested as soon as earlier than for threats of violence) commits mass homicide after the system fails him, the nationwide debate towards gun management sparks up for a couple of days, after which nothing occurs till the cycle begins over. Have we develop into so desensitized? Is that this our new regular? What’s it going to take for us to wake the fuck up and do one thing?