A lot of people are still having a tough time processing what happened at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California this week. Thousand Oaks is one of the safest cities in America and yet they weren’t immune to a mass shooting that left 12 people dead.
From Fox News:
A former Marine — armed with a Glock 21 .45-caliber handgun with an illegal extended magazine — opened fire on a packed California country music bar Wednesday night, killing 12 people, including a veteran sheriff’s sergeant nearing retirement, officials said.
Authorities believe Ian David Long eventually turned the gun on himself, but not before the 28-year-old, dressed in all black, terrorized a crowd filled with college students at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Long’s body was found in an office near the entrance of the bar.
During tough times like this there isn’t much that we can say or do to make the affected communities feel better. So a lot of people simply offer up their thoughts and prayers to acknowledge the suffering. It’s a kind gesture and no one pretends that it’s going to make anything better but it’s just a polite thing to do.
The liberal media absolutely hates thoughts and prayers to the point where they don’t want anyone to say it anymore. They essentially are mocking the idea of prayer. Chris Matthews is one of the unhinged people who thinks that politics is a good thing to talk about during tragedies like this.
From The Daily Caller:
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews suggested outlawing “thoughts and prayers,” as a response to mass shootings on his show Thursday evening.
“The moments of silence are about all Congress has the guts to do — it’s not good enough,” Speier said.
“You mean thoughts and prayers?” Matthews said sarcastically. “I’m sorry, I mean, that should be outlawed.”
When 12 people are dead following a mass shooting maybe just don’t say anything unless you can say something nice. Thoughts and prayers are a million times more effective than pointless gun control laws that would simply make it harder for law abiding citizens to defend themselves.
As usual, this is a mental health issue.
Apparently, the shooter wasn’t a fan of thoughts and prayers either. Whatever that’s worth.