My heart goes out to the victims and their families who were killed and wounded in yet another heinous mass shooting, this time in San Bernardino. The rest of the world must think America is crazy when it sees these massacres of innocent people, one after another.
Many elected officials offer their thoughts and prayers, but that neither brings back the victims nor prevents such tragedies from happening again. The Lord helps those who help themselves, the saying goes, and we need more than prayers, we need action.
Too many politicians like to advertise their NRA membership as some sort of badge of honor, rather than supporting common-sense measures to make it harder for those with malevolent intent to acquire assault-type weapons to mow down as many innocent people in as little time as possible.
It dishonors the victims and their loved ones for our elected officials not to take actions that a majority of Americans support to make it harder for people to get guns who shouldn’t have access to them.