People have been shaken to the core once again in the wake of even more mass shootings in the United States. After the requisite "thoughts and prayers," everyone (at least anyone with half a brain) is asking, is anyone going to do anything about this?
If history is any indication, the ugly truth is that there will be more mass shootings in the U.S. and no one will do anything about it. If you want to argue otherwise, tweet me.
The numbers are indeed troubling in the United States. Including the two most recent ones in El Paso and Dayton, there have been 255 mass shootings in 218 days this year.
In Canada, we've only seen a handful of mass shooting events since the École Polytechnique Massacre in 1989.
Let that sink in for a second.
Whether you're shocked or desensitized by this news, the fact is that mass shootings perpetrated by politically emboldened white supremacist terrorists are happening more often than ever before.
In Quebec in 2017, Alexandre Bissonnette, a university student inspired by incel movements, Trump, and Trump's buddy Ben Shapiro, went to a mosque in Quebec City and murdered 6 people, injuring 19.
When they brought in Alexandre Bissonnette to the police station after committing the Quebec City Mosque massacre,… https://t.co/XIIP5XHNSZ
While none of those shootings were connected with white supremacy, a lot of recent ones in the United States are perpetrated by white supremacist terrorists, inspired by the President's racist rhetoric.
El Paso, only minutes from the border, was ranked as the safest city in the United States for three straight years.… https://t.co/h3E3l8UYbJ
According to an explosive 2017 report from the Washington Post claimed that a "disproportionate share of the country’s massacres occur in the province of Quebec." While this might be the case, shootings in the province overall have been sharply decreasing since 2006 according to the Montreal Gazette.
This is a KKK token, and that on the back in all caps is the campaign slogan of white supremacist @realDonaldTrump… https://t.co/7NPxCzOGli