Re­cy­cled con­do­lences

Houston Chronicle - - WORLD -

Re­gard­ing “It’s time to talk about gun laws” (Page A31, Sun­day), the words from our elected lead­ers af­ter the Las Ve­gas mas­sacre in­creas­ingly ring hol­low and in­sin­cere. Af­ter every mass killing, they come out with the same words of con­do­lence to the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies, ex­press­ing sup­port, of­fer­ing prayers and as­sur­ing them the coun­try stands with them. Every time it’s the same thing. These words have be­come mean­ing­less.

Ac­tions are more pow­er­ful than mere words spo­ken from the com­fort of the capi­tol in Wash­ing­ton. If they re­ally are con­cerned and sup­port­ive, the sen­a­tors from the state and the con­gress­man from the vic­tim’s district would at­tend the wake and fu­neral for their mur­dered con­stituent.

They would then be able to of­fer the vic­tim’s fam­ily con­do­lences per­son­ally and ex­plain to them how their loved one died in de­fense of some ab­surd in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Sec­ond Amend­ment. P. Crane, Con­roe

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