This week brought another massacre, and more questions about why something can’t be done to prevent the next one from happening. There was more talk about why the administration is focusing so much attention on so many other things, practically ignoring mental illness and guns. CNN’s Don Lemon has powerful words about the murders at the Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Here’s part of what he said:
“People saw something. they said something. And still, 12 people died. So here’s just a partial list of places where Americans aren’t safe. okay?
Americans aren’t safe in country-western bars.
They’re not safe in synagogues.
Not safe in churches. schools. Elementary schools, high schools, colleges. supermarkets.
Concerts. offices. gay bars. military bases. newsrooms.
Don’t forget about malls and baseball fields.
I could have a longer list here. It goes on and on. And remember, just last week when the President told you it was the caravan that you afraid of.
The caravan he is strangely not talking about much since the election. Well, the caravan didn’t shoot up that bar in Thousand Oaks. Which caravan did the shooter belong to? None of them as far as I know. The caravan didn’t kill 11 people in that Pittsburgh synagogue.
I want you to hear me here. The caravan is not the problem, hasn’t been the problem. Homegrown killers are the problem. Homegrown killers are the problem. The question is when are we going to do something about it?”
Watch what else Lemon said above.