It happens all too often, and it's almost always predictable. It's a three-step process intended to curb gun violence in America, unfortunately, it has never worked.
Step 1: Disturbed gunman opens fire on innocent civilians
Step 2: Thoughts and Prayers are offered,
Step 3: No substantial action is taken.
Since the individuals we, as Americans, hired to take action continually fail to do their job, we must also understand we have the power to fire them as well. So, it might be important to consider how much money our political representatives have accepted from sources antithetical to American safety - namely, the National Rifle Association.
Listed below, please find the latest Thoughts + Prayers Tweets from some of the top U.S. elected officials listed (along with their contact information) juxtaposed by how much money they have accepted from NRA sources in the last few decades.
Note: Source for data listed below is the Center for Responsive Politics. The totals include both direct campaign contributions as well as outside money spent on behalf of candidates from the N.R.A.'s Political Action Committees and directly from the N.R.A.'s 501(c)(4) social welfare arm from 1989 until 2017.
John McCain, Senator (R) - AZ