When will enough be enough?! There were not one but two mass shootings this weekend, leaving at least 29 people dead in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.
In El Paso, 20-year-old Patrick Crusius killed 20 people and wounded dozens more at a Walmart and shopping center before surrendering to police. Hours later in Dayton, a gunman in body armor murdered 9 people and wounded more before being shot and killed by the authorities.
Twitter has been quite clear on pointing the finger at the issue—home grown, white nationalist terrorism and all the guns said terrorists have much too each access to. The hashtags trending right now—#DomesticTerrorism, #WhiteNationalistTerrorism, #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism, amongst others—is a testament to the jig.
Peep some of the more poignant reactions below. But the question is, what are these so-called leaders going to do about it.
Twitter Reacts To El Paso and Dayton Mass Shootings #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism #DomesticTerrorism was originally published on hiphopwired.com
This white supremacist terrorist wrote an anti-immigrant manifesto and drove 10 hours to El Paso specifically to target brown people. We need to stop normalizing these attacks. This is domestic terrorism and it is being emboldened by Donald Trump. #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism— Ryan Knight ☭🌹 (@ProudSocialist) August 4, 2019
Muslim shooter entire religion guilty— Adv Mian Faisal Naseer (@AdvMianFaisal1) August 4, 2019
Black shooter entire race guilty
White shooter mentally troubled lone wolf
Dayton #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism #WhiteNationalistTerrorism #DomesticTerrorism pic.twitter.com/ycIFKAvDV0
They’ve murdered young socialists in Norway, Muslims in Christchurch and Finsbury Park, Jews in Pittsburgh and Poway, black worshippers in Charleston, and now Latinos in El Paso. Far right terror is growing - and it’s being fuelled by the powerful. #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism— Owen Jones 🌹 (@OwenJones84) August 4, 2019
"I'M A NATIONALIST"— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) August 4, 2019
“You know what I am? I’m a nationalist. OK? I’m a nationalist. Use that word. Use that word.” - #DonaldTrump, 10/22/18 #WhiteNationalist #WhiteSupremacist #WhiteNationalistTerrorism #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism
True terror lives amongst us! How can we build a wall around these sad men?— Adrienne McCue | Year of Service 2021 (@adriennemccue) August 4, 2019
We need to find a way to stop men likes these who are inside our borders! I hope we can be free of hate and division one day. #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism pic.twitter.com/MlYe2XL8am
CLARITY:— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) August 4, 2019
The GOP is in bed with the NRA
...at the expense of American lives.
Rightwing white male extremists
...perpetrate most #DomesticTerrorism.
Trump calls himself a #nationalist
...and engages in #StochasticTerrorism against people of color.
THESE ARE THE FACTS.
In America White Privilege extends to even mass murders that commit acts of #DomesticTerrorism No laws are created for them at all. White America will defend them by making excuses or claiming anyone non-white that point out these facts are “racist”. pic.twitter.com/bPMJ7xPUyE— African Diaspora News Channel (@AfrDiasporaNews) August 4, 2019
#MoscowMitch is blocking a gun reform bill in the Senate. A bill that has passed the House. A bill that “would make it more difficult for would-be mass shooters to obtain weapons designed to mass kill human beings”.— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) August 4, 2019
.@senatemajldr - it’s way past time for you to DO SOMETHING.
Then do something about it. We sent you a bill requiring universal background checks and a bill that closes the Charleston loophole. But you refuse to bring it up for a vote. If you’re really horrified, let’s start there. https://t.co/hswQlLaZ0D— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) August 4, 2019
Gilroy last week. El Paso this week.— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) August 4, 2019
Every week a new tragedy. Every week a new family has a loved one taken away.
The House passed HR 8 and HR 1112.
Mitch McConnell won’t even allow a vote.
But we have the power to do something.
We can vote them out. Enough is enough.