Rep. Glenn Thompson is clear in his position on gun control. Sen. Pat Toomey is also clear in his position. Will last week’s shooting change their positions? I doubt it. I have written since 2012, after Sandy Hook; 2013, Washington Navy Yard; 2014, Fort Hood; 2015, San Bernardino; and 2016, Pulse Night Club.
In 2014, 12,571 dead; 13,501 dead in 2015; 15,072 dead in 2016; so far in 2017, 11,772 dead. For more info see the Gun Violence Archive. Will there be more discussion? Yes. Will it make any difference?
Maybe. I only know I will not be writing anyone this time. I don’t have the hope they will stop the killing.
Simon Finch, Warriors Mark