Minerva @ Midnight: another US spree shooting
Still early and a far too familiar pattern has been repeated today in Boulder, Colorado. 10 are dead including one first responding police officer. More information has yet to be revealed much like the shootings in Atlanta.
If only Republicans were as concerned about checking the backgrounds of people who want guns as they are with checking the backgrounds of people who want to vote. It is more than access. It is about ownership even as the events are the results of increased conflict created in the past decades by a wide range of intersectional and intergenerational crises.
Eric Talley has been identified as the Boulder police officer who was fatally shot at the King Soopers supermarket, according to Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold. He was one of the first officers at the scene, she said. https://t.co/K0PI8fgfjI
— CNN International (@cnni) March 23, 2021
2012:Like everyone, and I’d say especially like every parent, I am of course saddened and horrified by the latest mass shooting-murder. My sympathies to all.
And of course the additional sad, horrifying, and appalling point is the shared American knowledge that, beyond any doubt, this will happen again, and that it will happen in America many, many times before it occurs anywhere else.Recently I visited the site of the “Port Arthur Massacre,” in Tasmania, where in 1996 a disturbed young man shot and killed 35 people and wounded 23 more. The site is a kind of national shrine; afterwards, Australia tightened up its gun laws, and there has been nothing remotely comparable in all the years since. In contrast: not long after that shooting, during my incarnation as news-magazine editor, I dispatched reporters to cover then-shocking schoolyard mass shootings in West Paducah, Kentucky, and Jonesboro, Arkansas. Those two episodes, coming back to back, were — as always — supposed to provoke a “national discussion” about guns and gun violence. As always, they didn’t; a while later they were nudged from the national consciousness by Columbine; and since then we have had so many schoolyard- or public-place shootings that those two are barely mentioned.
We are tired of living in fear. The victims and survivors will always have my thoughts and prayers, but they deserve my action. We need serious and effective gun violence legislation now.
— Rep. Jason Crow (@RepJasonCrow) March 23, 2021
Maybe if people like you would treat guns with respect and not use as props to “show”toughness by implying you’re willing to shoot political opponents, your words would have meaning. Real gun owners know people like you feed violence by your infantile gun fetishism & recklessness https://t.co/UC09hlx7WS
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) March 23, 2021
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 23, 2021
Las Vegas: AR-15
Aurora, CO: AR-15
Sandy Hook: AR-15
Waffle House: AR-15
San Bernardino: AR-15
Poway synagogue: AR-15
Sutherland Springs: AR-15
Tree of Life Synagogue: AR-15
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 23, 2021
This is an especially personal tragedy for me. I survived a shooting at a grocery store that devastated my beloved Tucson. It’s been 10 years and countless communities have faced something similar. This is not normal. #EnoughIsEnough https://t.co/yWrLd2rFwE
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) March 23, 2021