But that’s not all:
Something is so broken in this country.
As of early Friday morning, an Indianapolis police spokesperson said, “Preliminary information at this time is that the shooter took his own life.”
Republicans continue to oppose any of the most basic fixes to U.S. gun laws, including universal background checks, while gun manufacturers have immunity from liability and are exempted from regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. And Republicans don’t just oppose stronger gun laws, they are committed to filibustering everything, even the universal background checks that have overwhelming public support, or closing the “boyfriend loophole” by taking guns away from abusive unmarried partners.
President Joe Biden recently took executive action on guns, saying “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. Let me say that again: Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and an embarrassment.” But Congress needs to act, and that means Senate Republicans need to stop filibustering, or Senate Democrats need to abolish or reform the filibuster.