Tuesday, June 14, 2016

No Republicans, Moments of Silence Are Not Preventing Mass Shootings

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM

On Monday, there was a moment of silence in Congress to mourn the 49 LGBT young men and women who were killed in the Orlando mass shooting in the early hours of Sunday. At that moment, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives started to repeatedly chant, "Where's the bill?" 

The protest was against House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans who refuse to support gun control legislation. They are guilty of continuing to allow killers, like the one who broke into Pulse nightclub, to purchase AR-15-style semiautomatic rifles and other weapons meant for a war zone. 

According to Mother Jones, Ryan refused to acknowledge the protesters and instead tried to continue business as usual.
He even dismissed Rep. James Clyburn's attempt to speak about the upcoming anniversary of the Charleston mass shooting, in which nine people were killed inside a historic black church on June 17, 2015.
Republicans and the anti-gun control movement, keep your moments of silence to yourselves, keep your "my thoughts are with the victims" to yourselves, keep your "guns don't kill people" bullshit to yourselves. 

As Mother Jones writes, the protest on Monday will very likely fall on deaf ears. 

Here's the video courtesy of CNN:

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