[NOTE: I feel the need to clarify something. When I posted this last week, there were still a lot of questions and head scratching going on about who the San Bernardino shooters were, the nature of their motivations, etc. Information was beginning to trickle in, but at that point, terrorism was still only one
possible explanation for the tragedy. Since then, a lot of things have become much more clear, not the least of which is that the shooters were definitely terrorists. AT THE TIME I posted this, however, this was not yet an established fact. For all most of us knew then, the shootings could have been workplace-related, completely random, or who the hell knows what else. My comments in this post, as well as the coverage in the NY Daily News coverage that inspired them, were based on what was known THEN, not what we have learned since that time.]GOP presidential candidates offer prayers — not solutions on gun control — after San Bernardino massacre
Saying someone or something is "in our prayers" is all well and good; I don't personally object to statements of that nature in themselves
. However, as this front page points out, they are not a substitute for actually ADDRESSING the problem.
The NRA must really have the GOP by the short hairs, to judge from the way they all seem to be too terrified to even take a STAND about the gun problem in this country, much less actually DO anything. It's sickening.
P.S. From what I'm seeing on TV as I post this, Republicans--including some of those quoted here--are now trying to deflect this into being a "terrorism" issue rather than a "gun control" issue. Good luck with that, you lily-livered ass clowns.