“You should pray like God will solve 90 percent of your problem, but act like you will solve 90 percent of it,” said Monsignor H.A. Drouhillet, my high school and college mentor.
That’s why I have grown weary of the politicians’ usual response to mass murder: “My thoughts and prayers are with them,” followed by no curative action. That’s all they offered the victims of Sandy Hook where over 20 schoolchildren were murdered with a semi-automatic war weapon. Ditto for the Pulse Night Club in Florida where over 40 were murdered.
Now comes the Las Vegas massacre where using fully automatic weapons the casualties almost match that of the 82nd Airborne Division parachuting into France on D-Day, and the usual “Our thoughts and prayers ...” bromide is offered.
But wait! The gun industry lobbyist NRA deigns to “think about” eliminating the availability of fully automatic weapons of war.
Will Congress take this baby step or will they finally make it illegal for one person to buy three dozen weapons of war in one year? If he tried to buy that much cough medicine — he would be investigated.
To paraphrase Elizabeth Gilbert, Congress needs to stop wearing its wishbone where its backbone ought to be.