While President Donald Trump offered his repeated prayers for the victims of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas in a televised statement on Monday morning—and called the murder of at least 58 people “an act of pure evil”—he offered no comment on the scourge of gun violence that has become a common occurrence in the modern era of the United States.
“It’s not too soon to talk about solutions to gun violence. It’s too late.”
—Moms Take ActionAnd though it’s a gracious and natural response to issue thoughts of sympathy and prayers in the wake of such tragedies, patience is wearing thin for lawmakers who repeatedly offer prayers following such massacres, but refuse to stand up to the gun industry lobby to pass meaningful gun control legislation.
“We don’t need your #thoughtsandprayers,” the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence tweeted directly at the president following his remarks.”We have answers and now we need action! #ENOUGH gun violence!”