The National Rifle Association (NRA) is still getting everything they want out of President Donald Trump as he continued peddling their standard “thoughts and prayers” response after the latest mass shooting in Jersey City.

In yet another deadly incidence of gun violence on Tuesday following the Navy base shooting in Pensacola last week, two gunmen opened fire and at least six are dead, including one of the several police officers who returned fire.

According to the New York Times:

At least six people, including at least one police officer, were killed in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday after two people opened fire around a convenience store, officials said, touching off a firefight involving dozens of law enforcement officers that made the residential area take on the feel of a war zone.

There have been more mass shootings in America in 2019 than there have been days in the year.

CBS News reports:

As of December 1, which is the 335th day of the year, there have been 385 mass shootings in the U.S., according to data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive (GVA), which tracks every mass shooting in the country. Twenty-nine of those shootings were mass murders.

The GVA defines a mass shooting as any incident in which at least four people are shot, excluding the shooter. The group also tracks mass murders as defined by the FBI — incidents in which at least four people are killed.

This latest shooting only adds to that number.

One would think that Trump and Senate Republicans would immediately take action to prevent gun violence, such as passing and signing a bill the House approved earlier this year that would strengthen background checks. Unfortunately, even Trump is through pretending that he actually cares enough about ending gun violence to actually do something about it, once again merely offering “thoughts and prayers” on Twitter.

Infuriated Americans swiftly rejected Trump’s “thoughts and prayers” and slammed him for being owned by the NRA.

Make no mistake, Trump and the GOP have blood on their hands. They’ve had years to pass legislation to prevent gun violence, but they refuse to do so because the NRA controls them. People are dying, and it seems that “thoughts and prayers” is just code for “we don’t give a damn.”

It’s time to elect a president and a Congress that actually does give a damn.

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