The latest mass shooting has sparked a torrent of accusations and political posturing from elected leaders, community denizens and keyboard warriors.
To wit . . .
THE KANSAS CITY DEADLY MASS SHOOTING BLAME GAME TARGETS WHITE DUDE REPUBLICANS IN JEFF CITY, LOCAL CLUB LIFE & AMERICAN GUN CULTURE!!!
What we haven't seen is many locals step up to do anything but shift responsibility or talk about a plan to prevent future mass shootings.
This tragic bit of rhetorical dodging reminds us a classic American parody headline:
'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens
And so, we share aftermath links that offer plenty of detail but not a clue when it comes to solutions.
Local Booze Payback
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was a club that hadn't even crossed Kansas City regulators' radars. But now, after a shooting left two dead and 15 injured caught the eye of officials, it could mean the end of the nightclub's liquor license. Regulated Industries issues and oversees business and liquor licenses in Kansas City.
Big Picture Argument
KANSAS CITY, Mo - A friend of the man who owns 9ine Ultra Lounge, the nightclub where two people were shot and 15 injured Sunday night, said the shooting didn't happen because of an issue with the club, but an issue with the community. https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/nightclub-owners-friend-says-gun-violence-is-issue-with-city-not-9ine-ultra
Politicos Take Aim @ Gun Rights
Prosecutor says prior charge against KC nightclub shooting suspect dropped due to change in state law
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - More details continue to emerge about man accused of opening fire at a Kansas City nightclub as people celebrated Sunday's big Chiefs win. Authorities say Jahron Swift was shot and killed by a security guard after killing 25-year-old Raeven Parks and injuring 15 others outside 9Nine Ultra nightclub Sunday night.
You decide . . .