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Trump, Other Scumbag Republicans Reject Gun Reforms At NRA CLAN Convention That Showcases Nation’s Split —  Excuse Me?

The two douchbags are traitors, liars , crooks and a host of other things and Former President Donald T-RUMP, Wayne LaPierre, Ted Cruz  and other GOP leaders rejected efforts to overhaul gun laws and mocked Democrats and activists calling for change Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. While a real President was consoling the families of the lost children and teachers.  

Hopefully someone sooner or later will take these jerks on preferably with a Colt Sporter,  an AR-15, and send them to the Happy Humping Ground so they can go f*ck themselves in a common grave as non of these bastards deserve any better.

The gathering this past weekend in Houston is taking place 280 miles east of the South Texas town of Uvalde, where 19 children and two adults were killed by a gunman at an elementary school Tuesday.   Great timing from the two biggest bastards still alive and residing in the United States.  Traitors , liars, misfits, T-RUMP and lapierre should be hanged side by side.

Hours before top Republicans were scheduled to speak in Houston, law enforcement officials in Uvalde acknowledged that they had waited too long to breach the classroom where a gunman was shooting children and teachers.

But those mistakes, and their ramifications on proposals to place more armed police and teachers in schools, went unmentioned in speeches by Trump and other Republicans.  

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott canceled his planned appearance at the NRA convention and instead pre-recorded a video in which he was dismissive of calls for gun reforms.   He claims he was misled about what occurred at the shoorting 

“Remember this: There are thousands of laws on the books across the country that limit the owning or using of firearms, laws that have not stopped madmen from carrying out evil acts on innocent people in peaceful communities,” he said.

Trump in his speech called for a series of measures that largely mirrored what other Republicans had proposed throughout the day: Schools with a single entryway, with armed guards stationed there, and exit-only fire escapes. He also said some teachers should be allowed to carry firearms

Washington (CNN)  The National Rifle Association held its 2022 annual meeting in Houston on Friday, bringing together its top brass and several notable conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, for the first time in three years.  It was a room full of scumbags in denial and greed. 

The NRA's annual meeting was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this year, the organization is moving ahead with its plans, holding the meeting at a time when both gun rights and the organization itself have come under intense scrutiny, especially after a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, left 21 dead.

Despite the controversy surrounding this year's convention, a number of high-profile Republicans are set to participate in the event, with some scheduled to deliver speeches:  

Nothing new all spineless talking heads with no compassion only greed and hopefully will by some ct of GOD die this year like they did nothing for the families of the children killed.  My dear mother when she was alive simply said, “ A curse on them would be nice, hear me GOD”.

  • T-RUMP, A Former president usually found at Scumbag meetings and traitors— 
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
  • South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem
  • North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson

NRA members were also expecting to hear from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, but the Republican canceled his in-person appearance to instead attend a news conference in Uvalde, with his spokesperson telling the Dallas Morning News Thursday evening that the governor will address the convention "through prerecorded video."

Friday's meeting will feature remarks from NRA head Wayne LaPierre and Jason Ouimet, the executive director of the group's lobbying arm, according to the event website. 

The former President, who maintained a close relationship with the gun lobby and its activists throughout his presidency, spoke at the 2019 event, which marked his fifth consecutive speech to the annual meeting. 

Who has backed out?

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who appeared alongside Abbott during a press conference Wednesday, said in a statement he was canceling his appearance, "after prayerful consideration and discussion with NRA officials."

"While a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and an NRA member, I would not want my appearance today to bring any additional pain or grief to the families and all those suffering in Uvalde," Patrick said Friday. 

On the federal level, two GOP lawmakers have backed out of the convention, though neither cited the deadly shooting in Uvalde as the reason for their cancellations:

  • Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw
  • Texas Sen. John Cornyn

Notably, at least four musicians who were set to sing in a concert at this weekend's convention have canceled their performances, citing the shooting in Uvalde:

  • Don McLean
  • Lee Greenwood
  • Larry Gatlin 
  • Larry Stewart 

"I just did not believe it was the right thing to do," Gatlin told CNN's Pam Brown on Thursday. "It would have been kind of a classy move on the NRA's part, and they need some good PR right now, if they'd cancel the whole thing and said, 'Hey, we're going to go in here for one big moment and say a prayer for those folks or have a moment of silence, and we'll come back and do this later. We can always have our big convention.'"

He emphasized that he still supports the NRA and believes in the Second Amendment, but that he "didn't think it was a good time to go down to Houston and have a party.

What has happened since the 2019 meeting?

  • Friday's annual meeting will take place at a time when gun rights and the NRA have come under intense scrutiny, with supporters of gun control turning their attention to the organization this week after an 18-year-old gunman fatally shot 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, before he was killed by law enforcement, officials said.    
  • The NRA condemned the shooting in a statement Wednesday, calling it a "horrific and evil crime.”  But they won't do a frikken thing about it — 
  • "Although an investigation is underway and facts are still emerging, we recognize this was the act of a lone, deranged criminal," the group said.   (Their opinion not the truth, the result of many pressures and influences in our society today) 
  • The massacre is the deadliest shooting at a school since the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut in 2012 that left 26 people dead, including 20 children aged between 6 and 7 years old. 
  • The NRA has also been in a fight to remain afloat after New York Attorney General Letitia James sued to dissolve the NRA for allegedly misusing charitable funds. In March, a New York State Supreme Court justice blocked James' attempt to dissolve the organization but allowed her suit against it to move forward.
  • And observers are also awaiting a decision from the US Supreme Court in the biggest Second Amendment case it has taken up in more than a decade. The justices are considering whether to strike down a New York gun law enacted more than a century ago that places restrictions on carrying a concealed gun outside the home.

What happened at the last annual meeting? Nothing really Important — 

Trump announced that he would not ratify a United Nations arms trading treaty and then signed a message to the Senate in front of an audience of NRA leaders.

The meeting was also notable because then-NRA President Oliver North told members during it that he would not be renominated president of the group following a dispute with LaPierre.  Smart the bastard found his way out when he re-discovered who Wayne Lapierre really was, a scumbag of the highest order on a level with T-RUMP —we need to bring back the Federal death penalty for treason and personally if needed I’ll chip in for the rope.

The NRA influence cycle —  

There is an eerie similarity between this year's annual meeting, taking place just days after the Uvalde shooting, and the annual meeting in 1999, which occurred in Denver just days after the Columbine High School shooting.

On Friday, CNN aired audio obtained by NPR of a leaked phone call among NRA officials after the Columbine shooting, when one said of canceling the convention: "If we tuck tail and run, we're going to be accepting responsibility for what happened out there."

Another eerie similarity: When I was looking at recent CNN coverage of the NRA, I came across this story about how even though the organization has been hobbled by financial and legal problems, it had shed a bipartisan image and aligned almost exclusively with Republicans. The story was written in March 2021 after two mass shootings in quick succession -- in Georgia and Colorado -- ignited a push for new gun measures on Capitol Hill. 

The cycle repeats over and over.

Trump and Cruz Attend —  Nothing Frikken New From These Scumbags — 

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Not ashamed to appear in person at the NRA convention were other Republicans, including former President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Earlier this week, Cruz told CNN's Jessica Dean that people pushing anew for gun laws after the slaughter in his home state were trying to politicize the tragedy.

"You see Democrats and a lot of folks in the media whose immediate solution is to try to restrict the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens," Cruz said.

American exceptionalism — 

Here's what happened when Mark Stone, a US correspondent for the British outlet Sky News, asked Cruz this week why the US has so many more gun deaths than other developed countries.

Stone: "But why does this only happen in your country? I really think that's what many people around the world just -- they cannot fathom, why only in America? Why is this American exceptionalism so awful?"

Cruz: "I'm sorry you think American exceptionalism is awful."

Stone: "I think this aspect of it ..."

Cruz: "You've got your political agenda. God love you.”   "It's easy to go to politics ..."

Stone: "But it's important. It's at the heart of the issue."

Cruz"I get that that's where the media likes to go."

Stone: "It's not. It's where many of the people we've talked to here like to go."

Cruz"The proposals from Democrats and the media, inevitably, when some violent psychopath murders people ..."

Stone: "A violent psychopath who is able to get a weapon so easily -- 18-year-old with two AR-15s."

Cruz: "If you want to stop violent crime, the proposals the Democrats have -- none of them would have stopped this."

Stone: "But why does this only happen in your country? I really think that's what many people around the world just -- they cannot fathom, why only in America? Why is this American exceptionalism so awful?"

Cruz: "I'm sorry you think American exceptionalism is awful."

Stone: "I think this aspect of it ..."

Cruz: "You've got your political agenda. God love you.

  • And with that, Cruz ends the interview and walks away, although he does respond once more after Stone continued to press him by saying: "You know what, this kind of politicization ... Why is it that people come from all over the world to America? 'Cause it's the freest, most prosperous, safest country on Earth. And stop being a propagandist.

  • So, yeah. While this is the sort of exchange that Cruz will, undoubtedly tout to his fundraising base as him standing up to the liberal media (or something), it is also revealing about the nature of how a reliable conservative like Cruz chooses to talk about guns -- and gun control.

  • First of all, the notion that Stone is adversarial in ANY way is ridiculous. He is neither rude nor disrespectful. He is persistent, but nothing more.  What Cruz is doing -- from the second Stone asks his simple question -- is looking for an out, a way to stop talking about a subject he would clearly rather not address.
    He finds it when Stone uses the phrase "American exceptionalism" -- a watchword in conservative circles for the notion that the US is unique in the world (in a good way).

  • Stone is trying to make a fairly obvious point -- only the US has a mass shooting problem -- but Cruz, ever the savvy politician, seizes on the idea that the reporter is suggesting America is not exceptional in any way. (Watch the clip yourself; it's very clear what Stone means -- and how Cruz purposely reinterprets it.)

  • Cruz leverages the (clearly false) notion that Stone has somehow revealed his bias as a way to end the interview. Whether you like him or not, Cruz is smart. He knows what he is doing. He's doing it on purpose to score political points and to find a convenient way out of an uncomfortable conversation for which he has no good answers.

Because T-RUMP and LaPierre Are Still Alive —  There has been a lot of focus this week on the gun debate in light of the abortion debate.  We are entering an era of massive faults already controlling things.

  • The Supreme Court is poised to remove the right of American women to seek an abortion in every state. That came about quickly, but gun control didn’t. 
  • Abortion control mattered  but school kids don’t.  The NRA bribes out politicians in millions of dollars claiming they are a charity,  but bribing a cop on a traffic gets you jail.  Their thinking is that state legislatures should have that power. 
  • While the newly conservative court is likely to undo abortion rights, the court views as sacrosanct people's right to own weapons, which is written as a clause into the Bill of Rights in the context of "a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State.”   States seem very unsecured now that gunmen routinely kill people going on about their daily lives.
  • “ For a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State”. We would need a militia that would execute GOP traitors, both Senate and House, Fox news analysts, the liars and mis-representatives of the Reptilians and then a militia that would have defended the Capitol Building not try to cheat and rob an election and kill seven people.  
  • What we have is a bunch of domestic terrorists needing a shutdown, expulsion from the United States or just hang them.  Jail is too expensive so let's bring back the death penalty, when the feds ended it from 2016 on, with no consequence and death row a hotel session of twenty years is not consequence for your actions.
  • 1st degree murder should be in a totally proven case s a death penalty period of thirty days would be a good start.
  • See Common Sense on change and it might help things.  👉🏼 Common Sense

Using Anti-Abortion Tactics On Gun Owners  —  

  • Taking a page from a Texas law allowing citizens to sue people who facilitate abortions, turning in a person who supports abortion is the same NAZI tactics the Gestapo used on kids turning in their own parents.  People who turn good people in should be aware there is such a thing called “Baseball Bat Consequence".  
  • Good Thinking    California lawmakers voted to allow people to sue those who make or sell so-called ghost guns and illegal assault weapons.  
  • CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked Texas state Rep. James White why the Texas legislature doesn't use the same creativity it has shown in protecting unborn embryos to protect kids from being gunned down at school. 
    "Use that same blueprint that you used for your abortion law," Camerota suggested as an example. "Make there be waiting periods, make them have to come back to the scene more than once, make them have to answer questions. Why can't you protect living 10-year-olds?
  • His Reply Sucked - Party Line Bullsh*t —  "We have this thing called the Constitution," White said in answer. "What we really need to be looking at is, whether it's in Buffalo or whether it's in Uvalde, is these young men for some reason that have some very disturbed emotional state.
  • Another Frikken Dodge The Bullet Answer —  These people are the product of advertising,  media, killing games, liars who promote violence, false news and interpretations.  
  • Youth violence is the intentional use of physical force or power to threaten or harm others by young people ages 10-24. It can include fighting, bullying, threats with weapons, and gang-related violence. A young person can be involved with youth violence as a victim, offender, or witness.
    • Youth violence is a serious public health problem. It is an adverse childhood experience (ACE) that can have long-term impacts on health and well-being. The good news is violence is preventable, and we can all help young people grow without violence.
    • Thousands of people experience youth violence every day. 
    • Youth violence negatively impacts youth in all communities—urban, suburban, rural, and tribal.  Youth violence is common. Homicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 and the leading cause of death for non-Hispanic Black or African American youth. 
    • Emergency departments treat more than 1,000 youth for physical assault-related injuries each day.
    • Sexual minority teens are more likely to experience multiple forms of violence compared to their heterosexual peers.
    • Black or African American youth and young adults are at higher risk for the most physically harmful forms of violence (e.g., homicides, fights with injuries, and aggravated assaults) compared with White youth and young adults.
    • Youth violence is costly. Youth homicides and nonfatal physical assault-related injuries result in an estimated $100 billion annually in costs including medical, lost work, and quality and value of life. This estimate does not include costs to the criminal justice system. New 2020 cost data will be available soon.
    • Youth violence can have serious and lasting effects on young people’s physical, mental, and social health. It can harm development and contribute to impaired decision-making, learning challenges, decreased connections to peers and adults, and trouble coping with stress.
    • Youth violence is linked to negative health and well-being outcomes and disproportionately impacts communities of color. Violence increases the risk for behavioral and mental health difficulties. These can include future violence perpetration and victimization, smoking, substance use, obesity, high-risk sexual behavior, depression, academic difficulties, school dropout, and suicide.
    • Violence increases health care costs, decreases property value, negatively impacts school attendance, and decreases access to community support services. Addressing the short- and long-term consequences of violence strains community resources and limits the resources that states and communities can use to address other needs.

Reality Got Confused In This Shooting And This One Totally Failed—

  • The investigation into the shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school spun out into chaos on Thursday, with authorities laying out different timelines for the attack and having to correct the record multiple times, often leaving the public with more questions than answers. 
  • The deadliest school shooting since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook began on Tuesday morning, according to authorities, when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother in the face at a residence in Uvalde, a working-class, majority-Latino city of about 15,000 people 85 miles west of San Antonio. 
  • The gunman then drove to Robb Elementary School, where nearly 600 second-, third-, and fourth-graders were finishing their last week of classes. After crashing nearby, he entered the school through a door believed to be unlocked and barricaded himself inside a fourth-grade classroom, killing 19 students and two teachers, before law-enforcement shot and killed him after an hour-long standoff.
  • How can we prevent youth violence.  We can protect youth and support their growth into healthy adults. Certain factors may increase or decrease the risk of youth experiencing or perpetrating violence. To prevent youth violence, we must understand and address the factors that put people at risk for or protect them from violence.
  • Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of violence. It is important for prevention efforts to consider societal conditions disproportionately experienced by Black or African American youth and young adults. 
  • This includes conditions like concentrated poverty, residential segregation, and other forms of racism that limit opportunities to grow up in healthy, violence-free environments.  Addressing the root causes of violence is critical to reducing high rates of violence in communities of color.
  • Promote Family Environments
  • Provide Quality Education
  • Strengthen Youth Skills
  • Mentoring and After School Programs
  • Create Community Environments
  • Intervention, removal of harmful constituents

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What You Won't Hear Is "God Bless The Usa.” Not At The NRA Convention  But What We Have Heard Are Lies From Governor Abbott

  • The Republican propoganda answer adopted by those who pray to Mitch “ The Lying Bitch" McConnell is and you'll hear the refrain often  “ That mental health is the answer"  from those who still choose to attend the NRA meeting this weekend, again I repeat that GOP Reptilians believe or lie ” That mental health is the key to stopping shootings”. 
  • You'll hear the allegation that Democrats are politicizing the shooting. And you'll hear the argument that more school officials need weapons. Thats all bullsh*t 
  • At Gov. Abbots Press Fiasco, he said Mental Health Is The Issue — There, too, Texas is lacking. WHY?  Because in April, the state cut funding from the department that oversees mental health programs,  according to an NBC News report.  The state of Texas is at fault PERIOD —
  • Is the Governor that stupid that he cut mental health money and now says we need it—?
  • In April, Abbott diverted $211 million from the department that oversees the state’s mental health issues in order to allocate almost $500 million to Operation Lone Star, the state’s new border security program. According to Abbott’s own announcement, no other state agency saw more funds redirected toward Operation Lone Star than the Health and Human Services Commission, which contracts with 37 local mental health authorities across Texas. Meanwhile, Texas ranked last among 50 states in the 2021 State of Mental Health in America report.  
  • Only one answer for this problem  — Start with somebody throwing Abbot off a bridge into shark infested, Piraña saturated, polluted, radioactive, germ-ridden smelly water, filled with leeches and sand fleas and alligators — then throw him a rope with a 150 pond anchor on it.
  • I apologize,  I forgot to say “ Hang him first" — the real Texas way with twenty of the Texas rangers in their cowboy hats looking pretty applauding that it wasn’t their ass that f*ked up or did they do anything, at all, NADA, it was a border patrol SWAT team.

Biden: “Why do we keep letting this happen?” 

In an emotional address from the White House on Tuesday night, President Joe Biden asked the question on most Americans’ minds: “Why do we keep letting this happen?” He then made an impassioned call for action on guns, expressing fury that virtually nothing has happened on the national level despite an ever-growing list of bloody attacks on schools, places of worship, workplaces, and stores. “Where in God’s name is our backbone?” he said. 

“As a nation, when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? It’s time to turn this pain into action. For every parent, for every citizen of this country. We have to make it clear to every elected official in this country: It’s time to act.”   Biden: "Why do we keep letting this happen? Where in God's name is our backbone?" 

“What in God’s name do you need an assault weapon for except to kill someone? Deer aren’t running through the forest with Kevlar vests on, for God’s sake. It’s just sick,” he continued. “I am sick and tired of it. We have to act. And don’t tell me we can’t have an impact on this carnage.”

Biden, who lost his wife and 13-month-old daughter in a 1972 car accident and his adult son to cancer decades later, spoke of the loss suffered by the parents of those killed in the attack.

Ken Paxton -Texas Attorney General  — Gun Supporter —  Warren Kenneth Paxton Jr. is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the Attorney General of Texas since January 2015. Paxton has described himself as a Tea Party conservative. Paxton was re-elected to a second term as Attorney General in 2018.We described him as a Trumpet, bigot, liar, crook,  all around pr*ck,  and certified asshole.  

Paxton was endorsed by former President Donald Trump and is known for challenging Democratic presidents and blue Texas cities while working to move Texas further to the right. His win comes on the same day that a gunman killed at least 21 people, including 18 children at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. In his victory speech, Paxton sounded a somber note, reflecting on the mass shooting.

In keeping with T-RUMP scumbag associations and endorsements Paxton secured his victory despite heavy legal baggage. He was indicted on state securities fraud charges in the summer of 2015, less than a year after winning his first term as attorney general.  

In 2020, the FBI opened an investigation into Paxton for alleged bribery, corruption and abuse of office. In spite of the shootings, Paxton’s stand on gun control is financially approved By the GOP and NRA

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a legal opinion following a request from Representative Dustin Burrows regarding the sales of firearms in Texas municipalities and counties. The opinion concludes that municipal and county authorities may not use emergency powers to regulate or restrict the sale of firearms.  

“State law provides several emergency powers to local governments to control movement within their region during a disaster, which serves our communities well during public health events like the one we’re fighting now. However, local regulation of the sale, possession, and ownership of firearms is specifically prohibited under Texas law,” said Attorney General Paxton. “Under our laws, every Texan retains their right to purchase and possess firearms.”  
                                        —  Hey Paxton — Those Kids Died In Your State, You Frikken Moron —

And you Turn A Press Conference Into a Political Showcase 

Filled With Douchbags and Liars  —  And Bad News Om Your Behalf — 

'Pathetic!': NBA Coach Calls Out Mcconnell In Wake Of School Shooting

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr got emotional talking about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and called on Senators to take action on legislation designed to protect kids from school shootings.

Sometimes it takes someone not in politics to point out the insanity that dominates our current political moment.

On Tuesday night – in the wake of a school shooting in Texas that left 19 children and two adults dead – that person was Steve Kerr, the head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. He was openly emotional, angry and frustrated.

You should watch his whole statement, but here’s the key bit:

“When are we going to do something? I am tired. I am so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families out there. I’m tired of the moments of silence. Enough. … So I ask you, Mitch McConnell and all of you senators who refuse to do anything about the violence and the school shootings and the supermarkets shootings – I ask you, are you going to put your own desire for power ahead of the lives of our children and our elderly and our church-goers? Because that’s what it looks like. That’s what we do every week. I’m fed up. I’ve had enough. We can’t get numb to this. We can’t sit here and just read about it and say let’s have a moment of silence.”

(Kerr specifically referenced HR 8, a House bill that would expand background checks to include private gun sales and gun show sales. The measure first passed the House in 2019 – eight Republicans joined 232 Democrats in voting for it – but didn’t have a path in the Senate. It was reintroduced in the House (and passed again with bipartisan support) in 2021.

'What Are We Doing”,  Senator Furious On Floor Over Elementary School Shooting —  Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) reacted on the Senate floor after the deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

“Guns flow in this country like water, and that’s why we have mass shooting after mass shooting, and, you know, spare me the bullshit about mental illness,” said Murphy. “We don’t have any more mental illness than any other country in the world. You cannot explain this through a prism of mental illness because … we’re not an outlier on mental illness, we’re an outlier when it comes to access to firearms and the ability of criminals and very sick people to get their hands on firearms. That’s what makes America different.”

At issue is the 60-vote threshold necessary to end debate in the Senate. Without 60 votes on any gun control legislation, there is no path forward. And at the moment – and unless something major shifts – there aren’t 60 Senate votes for anything that is perceived as curtailing gun rights.

The closest the Senate came to addressing the country’s gun violence epidemic was in 2013, when a bipartisan effort led by West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey that would have expanded background checks received 54 votes. This isn’t about some dry legislative proposal. This is about who we are and who we want to be as a country. Do we want to just keep rinsing and repeating with these mass shootings? Do we want to grow numb (or number) to what happened in Uvalde or Newtown or dozens of other places around the country?

Or do we want to do what we can to change things – with the recognition that no public policy proposal is perfect or will completely solve our gun violence problem?   “I’ve had enough,” Kerr said as he walked away from the microphone. 

The Biggest Frikken Liar and Obstructionist Spoke — 

During a speech Wednesday, McConnell said he was praying for those involved in the shooting and placed blame on the shooter, calling him a “deranged young man” and a “maniac,” pardon me but I hope that lying bastard croaks. 

CNN’s Ted Barrett reported his statement.  He didn’t mention the shooter’s access to weapons or any legislative solutions.  There are those who will argue that this proposal or that proposal would not have prevented what happened in Texas on Tuesday. 

Which, is fine. McConnell has to be careful when praying because GOD still has these bolts of lightning  that strike at odd times for scumbags like him.  No where had the shooter legally been declared anything but those around him came forth, but too late with disparaging testimony of his attitude and actions by fellow schoolmates. Had they acted , this might have been avoided.

There Is Another Part To This Story Just As Heinous — Complete Failure — 

'Touching Gloves On Gun Laws  —  In a sign of how shock at gun violence is reverberating, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told CNN on Thursday that he had deputized Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a fellow Republican, to see if any bipartisan federal action on guns is possible. 

Stay skeptical. The extent of the progress is that Cornyn said he had "touched gloves" with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat and fierce advocate of new gun laws.

Cornyn, notably, is among the Republicans to pull out of a speaking role at this weekend's National Rifle Association annual meeting in Houston, across the state from the scene of the tragedy in Uvalde. His office cited a schedule conflict earlier this week.

That top Republicans like McConnell and Cornyn want to at least appear to be open to gun measures is full-on breaking news, even if what they might ultimately support is far from sweeping action on guns.

That the show must go on at the NRA convention is a little more true to the usual politics around gun safety versus gun rights.