Enough Isn’t Enough


The thing that makes me feel sad, frustrated, helpless, and full of rage whenever I see memes or statuses that say “enough” is that that I know nothing will change after this mass shooting.  Even though so many are dead and wounded after the mass shooting in Orlando, FL, it still won’t be enough to make Congress, the NRA, and a large portion of gun rights advocates to agree to common sense gun control laws. Quite the contrary, the groups mentioned will double down and cling to their guns with sweaty palms and declare the tropes which lead us back to this place time and again.  Much like someone with narcissistic personality disorder, every one and everything else is the source of the problem. 

It is clear that the lives of others don’t matter. As I said before, if you put your right to have guns before the lives of others, you have some fucked up priorities. Unless something like this actually affects the people in power personally, nothing will change. Their hashtag should be #mylifematters  I plan on writing to my representatives in Congress, and I urge you all do to the same, even though I don’t expect it to make a difference.  At least we can say we tried.  It’s time to stop being complacent. It’s time to stop being “reasonable”.  It’s time to stop being polite. 

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