Isn’t it time for some honesty about our addiction to guns?

I’m a proud, confirmed, card-carrying Bleeding Heart Liberal ©, and I highly recommend this Twitter thread if you desire a greater understanding of our nation’s addiction to guns. It’s time to stop being polite and to start speaking the truth…because following the rules of etiquette isn’t saving any lives.

We could begin to referring to White men who carry out mass shootings as what they are: Terrorists. There’s a pronounced (and distressing) reluctance to address this problem honestly. Perhaps it would force some White Americans to confront an uncomfortable truth: Most terrorists aren’t swarthy Brown Islamofascists bent on destroying America. They’re angry White males acting out for any number of reasons, none of which are simple or easy to comprehend. Until we recognize reality and proceed accordingly, we have no hope of seeing things change.

What’s it going to be, America? Honesty and action…or denial, intransigence, and assuming the problem will go away of its own volition?

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