This knowledge should lead us to lament the terrible damage we have caused, and this should then shape how we move forward.
Acknowledge the brokenness that could produce such gut-wrenching darkness. Internalize. And then get to work . . .
Where is the enlightenment in using force to preserve the way of life for a minority that will not espouse these self-evident truths? Where is the justice in allowing this claim of violent righteousness to go unanswered now?
Two massive injustices happening against two different groups of people in two different nations of the world should be equally addressed, simultaneously lamented, and simultaneously confronted.
Please, for the love of God, for the sake of those not yet killed by the next mass shooting, consider becoming a "single issue voter."