Conclusion Jumping – #TodayMrRyan?
So, following the murder of seventeen children and teachers in Parkland, Florida, in what has become an all too common strategy, alleged “leaders” like Paul Ryan suggest it is too soon to talk about gun use — including AR-15 style assault weapons. Too soon to talk about how semiautomatic rifles are easier to purchase than hand guns? Too soon to talk as we watch the murders of our nation’s children? Too soon to talk following the murders in Las Vegas? Too soon to talk after worshipers are slaughtered in Southerland Springs, Texas?
Using language about wanting no “knee jerk responses,” and no “jumping to conclusions,” or the need to “get all the facts,” Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and others complicit in these deaths, use the tired old avoidance strategy. They are the ones who help make these battlefield weapons available to brutally slaughter our own children. They need to be asked, every day, when is the time to talk?
Is it today, tomorrow, next week? How about never? Is this what you are saying Mr. Ryan? The American public isn’t jumping to conclusions; rather you are the one jumping over the conclusions that a vast majority of our citizens have already made. It is time, way past the time really, to start every day with the question #TodayMrRyan?