On Thursday afternoon, MSNBC host Katy Tur ended the 2:00 p.m. ET hour of MSNBC Live by fretting over the failure of gun control advocates to enact any new gun restrictions since the Sandy Hook killings of 2012. She ended up rhetorically suggesting that Americans are "okay with kids killing kids."
After recalling the case of Jovanna Calzadillas -- a woman seriously injured in the Las Vegas massacre who is still recovering from her wounds -- Tur took a veiled jab at the NRA for holding event as the MSNBC host added:
But also today, just a few miles from the shooting that forced Calzadillas to relearn how to walk, talk and eat on her own again, the NRA is holding day three of the world's largest firearms industry expo. There has been virtually no action on Capitol Hill regarding gun control despite the 1,500 mass shootings we've seen since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. And this week, we saw the nation's 11th high school shooting this year -- the second just this week.
Tur recounted the deadly school shootings that happened in Texas and Kentucky, and then concluded by bemoaning:
This L.A. Times headline sums it up: "Another school shooting, 'Ho-Hum,' Says America." What is going on here? Is this okay now? Are we as Americans now okay with kids killing kids? Is it even a question that's worth asking anymore? After all, it seems like we've gotten our answer. We've gotten it 1,500 times since Sandy Hook.