At least two teenagers were murdered and multiple other students injured by one of their peers in yet another shooting spree at a school in the United States of America on Thursday.
The shooting occurred at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continues in his refusal to bring the common sense gun reform bills passed by the Democratic House of Representatives to the Senate floor. The Republican President, Donald Trump, was busy tweeting demands for the identity of the whistleblower who spurred the impeachment inquiry against him.
So the task fell on Vice President Mike Pence to console the nation via Twitter. In his statement, he assured that the Trump administration would put school shootings to an end.
Considering this administration's lack of action in the years-long pattern of mass shootings in the United States, people weren't exactly assured.
Especially due to the inaction of Republican lawmakers and leaders in all three branches of the United States government.
Notably, Pence was sure to send his "thoughts and prayers," which prove more useless with every gun fatality that occurs in the United States each day.
Some pointed out the money that the National Rifle Association pours into Republican campaigns to buy their votes. The organization spent millions of dollars to do so in 2016.
Meanwhile, the families of two teenagers continue to grieve, as does a nation weary of legislative and executive inaction despite repeated massacres.