Fort Hood, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Auroa, Colorado; Newtown, Connecticut; Chicago, Illinois.
In an all-too familiar refrain, President Obama showed up today at the memorial for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting to help pick up the pieces from another mass-shooting in America, delivering remarks and consoling the grieving families. Because the NRA won’t.
We can’t accept this. As Americans bound in grief and love, we must insist here today there’s nothing normal about innocent men and women being gunned down where they work. There’s nothing normal about our children being gunned down in our classrooms. There’s nothing normal about children dying in our streets from stray bullets.