‘F*** your ideas and prayers,’ Michigan lawmaker says after newest mass taking pictures

“F*** your thoughts and prayers.”

Those have been the blunt phrases of Michigan Democratic state Rep. Ranjeev Puri on Tuesday, a day after a gunman killed three and wounded 5 on the campus of Michigan State University.

“Thoughts and prayers without action and change are meaningless,” Puri mentioned in an announcement, which shortly went viral.

“What happened in East Lansing is unfortunately far too common,” he wrote. “Going to school in America, whether it’s pre-school or college, means risking your life every day to the threat of a mass shooting. Yet all we have offered up are empty solutions — traumatizing active shooter drills and bulletproof backpacks. We do not need to live like this. The United States is the only country where this happens.” 

The suspect in Monday’s taking pictures, 43-year-old Anthony McRae, fatally shot himself, and police Tuesday have been looking for a motive. All of the lifeless and wounded have been college students.

According to Puri, Monday evening’s assault was the 67th mass taking pictures within the U.S. already this yr. That tracks with knowledge compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, which discovered that there have been no less than seven mass shootings each week this yr. It complete, the archive has logged 2,269 U.S. taking pictures deaths to this point this yr, excluding suicides.

Puri vowed to “work tirelessly to pass common sense gun reform.”

Puri is the Democratic majority whip within the Michigan House of Representatives, and represents Wayne County, which incorporates Detroit.

His phrases gained swift help from fellow Democratic state Rep. Kelly Breen. “F*** your thoughts and prayers,” she tweeted Tuesday. “I will not mince words. I echo @RanjeevPuri’s sentiments. Children are dead. Anyone offended at my language and NOT that kids are in a morgue can piss off.”

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, additionally a Democrat, referred to as mass shootings “a uniquely American problem.”

“Too many of us scan rooms for exits when we enter them. We plan who that last text or call would go to. We should not, we cannot, accept living like this,” she tweeted Tuesday.

Source web site: www.marketwatch.com

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