Thursday, February 15, 2018

Who's in your wallet?

This is the part where elected officials tweet condolences:

"... praying for the victims..."                         $7,740,521. from NRA
"...this tragic violence has no place here..."    $6,986,620. from NRA

"...saddened by the tragic loss of life..."          $4,551,146. from NRA

"...our deepest condolences and prayers...       $4,418,012 from NRA

"...praying for the families of those..."            $3,879,064 from NRA

"...praying for all the victims...."                     $3,303,355 from NRA

"...prayers with all the victims..."                    $3,124,273  from NRA

Thoughts and Prayers and NRA Funding


"After Britain had a mass shooting in 1987, the country 
instituted strict gun control laws. So did Australia 
after a 1996 shooting. 
But the United States has repeatedly faced the same 
calculus and determined that relatively unregulated 
gun ownership is worth the cost to society.
That choice, more than any statistic or regulation,
 is what most sets the United States apart.
'In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the
 end of the US gun control debate,' Dan Hodges,
a British journalist, wrote in a post on Twitter
two years ago, referring to the 2012 attack 
that killed 20 young students at 
an elementary school in Connecticut. 
'Once America decided killing children was bearable, 
it was over.'"
--What Explains Mass Shootings?