My initial reaction is always the same. Can’t we hold off and stand united in our despair first? Can we have a 24-hour moratorium on politicizing another tragedy?

At least 59 people (as of this moment) cannot stand united in our despair because they just got shot and killed. They did nothing wrong and did not deserve to be shot. You can call that politicization. I call it an uncomfotable fact. Those people are dead now specifically because of our laws and one man’s choices on how to operate within the context of those laws.

But all of this is an argument to be had by smarter and more educated people than me. I understand the need for heated debate and understand the need to debate when it’s brutally relevant.

You get to vote. If you are going to exercise that right, educating yourself is the moral thing to do.

Just the facts: Writer. Gamer. Feminist. Educated in Astrophysics. Professional Gambler. Student of Language. Satanist. Anarchist.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store