Another 59 people have lost their lives for no reason and 527 more have been injured. This time the massacre of innocent people happened in Las Vegas, at a concert. The shooter had at least 10 guns (many of which were automatic rifles) with him and another 18 were found at his home. He also had hundreds of rounds of ammunition and explosives. Many of the guns were purchased legally.
It seems that the NRA, the GOP (who have been bought and paid for by the NRA), the President and all those gun-totin’ Second Amendment-loving Americans think having the right to bear arms makes America great.
And that, my friends, is the real tragedy.
Instead of my usual blog post, today I’m going to turn this space over to Jimmy Kimmel, the comedian and late-night talk show host who has taken on the role of being America’s conscience. God knows America needs one.
It’s funny how we think we’ve forgotten all about certain events or issues and then one day something triggers a memory. And suddenly there it is, in the forefront of your mind. Dredged up from who knows where.
Which is exactly what happened to me when I read this WordPress Daily Prompt: “Tell us about a bullet you’re glad you dodged — when something awful almost happened, but didn’t.”
My ‘bullet’ happened long ago. Many, many years. I was in my early twenties and I was in Las Vegas with my parents. We were there during Christmas/New Years. We weren’t in Las Vegas the whole time, we also went to San Francisco first.
Several of my parents’ friends were with us, with their own kids — all of whom were around the same Continue reading →