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Lindsey Graham can barely get ISIS out of his mouth before blowing his shpadoinkle and screeching "we may all get killed!" Sen.
Ron Johnson, R-Wis., did him one better, imagining Ebola-infected
members of ISIS entering the United States as human WMDS. Then there's
former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who while remodeling himself
after the Patriots as a generic New England product, has become
convinced that kids with Ebola are about to come rushing across the
southern border like Pancho Villa.
Meanwhile, returning from
la-la land to our regularly scheduled program, 86 people died in the
United States today from gunfire. Just like the day before. Much like
the 86 who will die tomorrow. Nobody died from Ebola, or ISIS or
Honduran children, unless it was in a goofball-induced, Louie Gohmert
fever dream. Funny, then, that you won't hear these very same
tricorne-wearing town criers utter a word about this preventable
sickness that is genuinely killing Americans.
This is only made that much worse by the grim statistics we augmented on Friday. We had our 87th—yes 87th—school shooting since Newtown. If this doesn't shock you at least somewhat, you've been living here too long. This time it was near Seattle, where another troubled young man got his hands on a gun in a society where we don't make it much of a challenge for children.
As the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence made clear in a recent report called "The Truth About Kids and Guns," he
and the one young woman he killed would have only made up two of the
2,703 child and teen firearm deaths in America in 2011. That is seven
children and teens killed by gunfire each and every day in America. It's