Groundhog Day With Guns

September 1st, 2019

It’s like Groundhog day but with dead people. It works like this. First there’s a mass shooting. A young male, usually white, with a history of anger towards women and minorities, buys an assault rifle at GunMart and attacks a crowd of kids. Then the world cries out! How could this happen!
Seriously?  Crazy white guy, Gunmart? Then its thoughts and prayers. Ahh, Thoughts and prayers. But apparently God? He’s in the NRA, so that’s not happening. Then angry Facebook posts. Get the guns! Get the guns! But all that leads to is an ad on your timeline for Zoloft. But now? Wait! Congress is talking about it. All Right. Now something’s gonna happen. Congress is talking about it. And they’ll get to it right after summer vacation. See then, in late August another white kid walks into a Gunmart.

Chip Franklin

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. … read more
See more from

Inside the Beltway