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Once again the country has found itself reeling from mass shootings, this time two in a matter of hours. (Wait a minute, hold everything.  It must be stipulated right up front that we aren’t going to count the multiple shootings and murders that occur with numbing regularity in Chicago, Baltimore and virtually every other large, […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America wade through a very somber day on the Three Martini Lunch. They recoil at two horrific weekend mass shootings – one in Texas and another in Ohio – and where we stand as nation. They also evaluate how President Trump is responding and not responding to the heinous killings and how Democrats are pointing the finger of blame squarely at Trump. And, after being away last week, Greg comments on the passing of his father and the legacy his dad leaves behind.

El Paso, Dayton, and Us

 

A white nationalist murdered 20 shoppers in El Paso Saturday. Hours later, an angry progressive murdered nine people in Dayton’s entertainment district. Cable TV, politicians, and social media “experts” offered simple fixes conveniently aligned with their policy preferences and dealt sick burns to those who disagreed.

Everyone who supports the Second Amendment, strong borders, or Donald Trump was blamed for the Texas terrorist. Anyone who supports socialism, Liz Warren, or AOC is aligned with the Ohio terrorist. The other villains were 8Chan, video games, males, weak mental healthcare, family breakdown, white people, and loose firearm laws.

As awful as Twitter can be, post-shooting Twitter is a misery. A few share links to donate blood, money, and support, adding the inspiring stories of heroism from people on the crime scene. But the most amplified voices respond to hateful massacres with even more hate. Instead of uniting around grieving communities, they further divide traumatized Americans. “Someone shot people in another state? I’ll help by screaming at a stranger on the other side of the country!”