At this rate, I'm assuming every American will eventually, at some point, know someone who's either been injured or killed by a gun.
So, what can we do? Seriously, I'd like to know what each and every one of us can actively do.
Because a hope-for-the-best status update won't fix it.
Tweeting out thoughts and prayers for the victims' families of the 355th mass shooting OF THE YEAR won't fix it.
Carelessly blaming a faulty system won't fix it.
So I ask again: besides feeling like shit and feeling helpless for a few minutes before resuming our everyday lives (and holiday shopping), what can we do? Wait until each and every one of us becomes a "friend or family member of a victim" to warrant a nationwide rallying cry? What can we do to prevent this sickening "new normal"?
I'd like to know.
That said, Igor Volsky, take it away:
.@igorvolsky: "The NRA pays [lawmakers] to only think and pray about gun violence & not do anything else about it" https://t.co/BnvqNhnaeK— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) December 3, 2015