People should stop trying to be offended by everything, and just pull themselves up by their boot straps. It's not like this country has been witnessing systematic racism for hundreds of years or anything.
Endless repeat arguments we've been over countless times aside. Until we stop fighting each other, and look at the NRA for example, who just about all but own certain politicians, nothing will change. The NRA does not give a poo how many people die or are affected by these tragedies, regardless of race or political affiliation. As long as there is money to be made off the people who blindly follow along, they will be raking it in, and laughing all the way to the bank.
Terrible. What's worse than a deranged lunatic? A deranged lunatic with a gun. The idiot at that recent movie theater incident was only armed with a pellet gun, pepper spray, and an axe. Guess what? Nobody died but him.
I'm curious to know how many of the individuals defending the need for such blatant militarization of our local police forces are strong gun rights advocates. Ultimately many of the arguments from the pro gun crowd on why they need their guns basically comes down to a form of "well if the government becomes too powerful, I need something to defend myself with". That doesn't quite add up.