Washington Post Editorial Sends Heartbreaking Message To Mitch McConnell About Gun Control

The newspaper listed the names of hundreds of victims of mass shootings to urge the Senate majority leader to "do something."

The Washington Post editorial board on Wednesday listed the names of hundreds of mass shooting victims to send a powerful message to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) about gun control.

The full-page opinion piece — titled “Do Something, Mr. McConnell” — urged that “when the Senate returns from its Labor Day recess, it must act on guns.”

“What if there was a mass shooting in the United States not once or twice or four or six times monthly, but every single day, a big one, the kind that electrifies social media and squats for days on Page 1 — would that be enough to move Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from his insistent inertia on gun safety?” the editorial asked.

“Would any volume of bloodshed convince the Kentucky Republican that Congress faces a moral imperative to act? Thirty-eight people were slain in three such shootings in August — in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, as well as West Texas — and still Senate Republicans and President Trump refuse to act,” it added.

The editorial acknowledged that no single law would end America’s gun violence epidemic, but suggested banning the sale of military-grade assault weapons could “slow the growth of this list.”