Make America Safe Again: 31 Shot To Death In El Paso And Dayton

Ask yourself this simple question: Do you and your family feel safer than you did  before President Donald Trump took office two and a half years ago?

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Just last weekend at least thirty-one people were shot to death in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Both killers were apparently white supremacy advocates, although with the Dayton shooter the motive might be the opposite.

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President Trump may not have pulled the trigger on either occasion – or at the scores of other mass killings that have taken place since he took office – but he certainly has not lifted a finger to stop them.

When high school children were slaughtered in Parkland, Florida, he offered his prayers, and when elderly congregants were shot down in a Pittsburgh synagogue, he expressed his sympathy.

But only now, more than halfway though his term, is he even beginning to lay some of the blame on white supremacists and starting to consider strengthening gun control laws.

His response is far too little and too late for the thousands of Americans who have died from gun violence since the day he took office.

Does this man and his Congressional Republican minions actually have the cohones to defy their handlers at the National Rifle Association? Will they dare to challenge all the great American patriots who believe the sanctity of the Second Amendment is greater than that of the lives of the tens of thousands of Americans taken by arms-bearing mass murderers?

Perhaps, at his next campaign rally, Trump could ask for a moment of silence for the fallen at El Paso and Dayton – even those who were of color. But he probably would not encourage a chant to send their killers back where they came from.

About the Author

Steve Slavin
Steve Slavin has a PhD in economics from NYU, and taught for over thirty years at Brooklyn College, New York Institute of Technology, and New Jersey’s Union County College. He has written sixteen math and economics books including a widely used introductory economics textbook now in its eleventh edition (McGraw-Hill) and The Great American Economy(Prometheus Books) which was published last August. Email -