06 Oct Stephen Colbert Shames the Nation Over Gun Violence
First, we express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the recent mass shooting in Oregon. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
The aftermath of a shooting of this kind has become a story too familiar to all of us. The family of the shooter apologizes, victim’s families suffer, the President travels to the scene of the incident and an army of pundits debate gun control and the Second Amendment. Many take to social media to express their frustration, people talk about it during lunch at work, and politicians give press statements. Yet time and time again nothing gets done.
Comedian and TV host Stephen Colbert captures the feelings of millions of Americans frustrated over the explosion of gun violence. It’s a powerful reminder that something should and must be done. It is a call to be honest with ourselves and stop pretending that nothing could be done.