This bullsh*t has to stop. It’s going to take all of us to save this country.

Gov. Wolf joins March Against Injustice and Gun Violence 2020 in Harrisburg, Penn. Governor Tom Wolf / CC BY 2.0

This bullshit has to stop. As much as I wanted to write a glowing review about the Biden administration’s achievements over the last few months, there is no way I can ignore the elephant in the room. Over the past two weeks, the two mass shootings have shaken us to the core and reignited a conversation about reducing gun violence.

Our love affair with guns has nothing to do with tyranny, or militias, or self-preservation. Just ask any NRA member the following: If Jesus Christ himself were to come down off the cross and grant you one wish, would you opt for a world without guns — or the one we live in now? If every gun owner truly feared for their life and liberty, the answer would be obvious. But it’s not about life and liberty. It’s all about the sheer hard-on of owning a gun. ― Quentin R. Bufogle

In a recent opinion piece, I examined the anatomy of hate by focusing on some of the worst offenders in Congress — Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Josh Hawley, and Ted Cruz. It was vital for me to call these traitors out by name and remind Americans that they are directly responsible for the uptick in hate-filled rhetoric that dominates the airwaves. There is no doubt in my mind that their actions have caused low-information voters throughout the country to mistrust Democrats through deliberate disinformation campaigns.

I blame them. Hawley, Cruz, Boebert, and Greene (to name just a few) are guilty of pushing hate so regularly it’s become as American as apple pie. These right-wing extremists in Congress have done nothing to unite this country and spend all their time aligning themselves with thugs appealing to our basest instincts and tricking people into thinking they have their best interests at heart.

The GQP is now responsible for our nation’s latest blunt-force trauma to our souls. When we need to work together to rebuild our country’s infrastructure, move away from fossil fuels, and protect ourselves from China and Russia’s bad behavior, all they do is cry wolf.

Enough is enough. It is time for all Americans (and I don’t care if you’re Republican, Democrat, or believe in unicorns) to wake up to the fact that we must do something to stop innocent people from getting killed by men (98%) with guns.

If you are not actively seeking an end to gun violence and have the power to do so (and, I’m talking to you, Republicans), then the blood of our nation is on your hands.

It’s going to take all of us to save this country. Do something.

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