It has been ten years since the horrific massacre of 20 children and 6 teachers and administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and there has been a total lack of action on gun regulation.
The National Rifle Association and most Republicans in Congress and the state governments have refused to take ownership of the need for gun regulation, and the banning of AK-47 and AR-15 firearms, as only needed for hunting and the military.
The horrors of what happens to victims of gun violence by use of such firearms has not made those involved in the firearms industry, and those who are financially supported by that industry, to have a conscience!
So we have had many more school and college tragedies, most notably the Parkland, Florida Massacre on Valentine’s Day 2018 at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, sadly besmirching the name of the legendary environmental activist that the school is named after!
And of course, there have been unbelievable numbers of other massacres in places of worship, supermarkets, concerts, and many other public venues!
A special salute to Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy who has been a true hero in working to attempt major reforms, sadly to no avail!
How anyone who has turned away from their conscience in the reality of gun violence everywhere, making America the most violent society in the civilized world by far, is unfathomable, but the struggle must go on!
The horrific Oxford High School Michigan school tragedy, another massascre, is a new turning point in the fight against the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party, which has no value on life itself, just making money and winning elections!
After the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in 2012 and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Massacre of 2018, despite great efforts to bring about some regulation of gun sales and background checks, nothing has been done!
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connnecticut has been the champion of the movement to stop the mass deaths caused in America by lack of government action on all levels, and again, he is appealing for action!
Why should young people in schools at all levels have to be fearful of their lives being snuffed out by unstable young people and their unfit parents who often contribute to the issue as in the new case in Michigan?
And why should we have the highest gun death rate in the developed world, and have all of us fearful that a firearm will end our lives no matter where we are in public places?
And the parents of the student in Michigan must be held accountable for their reckless, uncaring behavior, which helped to lead to this horrendous development, which took the lives of four students and wounded seven other students and one teacher, and it makes one wonder about the responsibility of proper parenting!
Yesterday, the issue of the dozen worst Republican Senators was discussed, so today, let’s look at who this author and blogger thinks are the dozen best Democratic Senators out of the 50 in the 117th Congress.
They are listed in alphabetical order by state:
Chris Murphy of Connecticut
Mazie Hirono of Hawaii
Tammy Duckworth of Illinois
Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
Ed Markey of Massachusetts
Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
Cory Booker of New Jersey
Chuck Schumer of New York
Sherrod Brown of Ohio
Ron Wyden of Oregon
Jeff Merkley of Oregon
Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island