I am in Florida. What happened this weekend horrifies me. I hope all the friends and relatives of the victims can put their lives back together as best as they can. And I hope the State of Florida and the United States of America will take the necessary actions to make it harder for homicidal maniacs to get their hands on the weapons that make such attacks possible.
The statements of certain politicians have also been (albeit far less) horrifying. (At least as long as said politicians lack power.) All I can add to the debate being conducted in living rooms, bars, social media, television, and among politicians is that America has seen similar cries before ... and we have reacted far worse. Admittedly, the threat during the first Red Scare and World War 2 was far greater. But while one particular fearmongering crybaby has not been earning any respect ... in general, thus far, the reaction of the American public has been good. Even if not all their elected leaders have been profiles in courage, few have openly piled on.
I pray that continues.