It’s Tuesday and we have another school shooting. This one is in Uvalde, Texas, at the Robb Elementary School, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
It comes exactly 9 years, 5 months and 10 days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown CT. That time 20 kids and 6 adult staff were killed. This time the tally is apparently 18 students and 3 adults (although it was originally reported as 14 students and 1 adult).
When the cold blooded murder of 20 kids between the ages of 6 and 7 wasn’t able to produce any sensible gun reform, I thought to myself, we have officially sanctified the assault weapon here in the United States.
I don’t anticipate that there will be anything different this time around.
In fact, I can’t wait for some right wing nutjob to claim that the parents of the victims at the Robb Elementary School are “crisis actors.”
The last time that nutjob was Alex Jones, but given that he’s been sued up the wazoo for defamation, I’m guessing that he might hold off this time. Of course, there is always some attention-seeking whacko only too eager to take his place.