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  • Thoughts And Prayers [Official Video]

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    First single from The Raygun Girls' 2016 album, Rising Dawn, available at http://music.raygungirls.co...

    Edited by Antony D Lane

    Gun control is a polarizing subject and this is a polarizing video. However, I'm really tired of hearing politicians offer "thoughts and prayers" when there's a mass shooting, and then go back and shoot down every legislation that might even just allow the government to study gun violence. This video is meant to shake you.

    More guns means more guns, not more safety.

    Thanks to the Parents Against Gun Violence for allowing me to use the first person quotes that they put together every month.

    “Thoughts And Prayers”
    Written by Geoff Saavedra
    (c) 2016 Savage Vibes

    According to a study using the World Health Organizations 2010 mortality data, comparing the United States with other high income countries, it was found that the gun homicide rate in the US was 25 times higher than in other high income countries.
    The studies conclusion - “These results are consistent with the hypothesis that our firearms are killing us rather than protecting us.”
    (“Americans are much, much more likely, to be killed by guns than people in other countries”, by Mark Berman, Washington Post, 2/3/16)

    another shot rings out
    just another child dead
    and we all cry out
    for another way

    And all you can give us
    Are these thoughts and prayers
    Just cover up the grief
    in these thoughts and prayers

    nobody wants the solution
    nobody wants to sacrifice
    “it’s all just about our freedoms”
    killing people is our way of life
    Let’s make it easier
    let’s bring out the big guns
    let’s justify the reasons
    for spending more money on more guns

    And all you can give us
    Are these thoughts and prayers
    Just cover up the grief
    in these thoughts and prayers

    A kid rang my doorbell and ran away, so I shot him (Oklahoma, 1/1/16)
    My son and I were arguing about the lottery numbers, so I shot him (Louisiana, 1/9/16)
    My son jumped out and said, “Boo!” which startled me, so I shot him (Ohio, 1/12/16)
    I left a folding chair on a public street to save my parking space, somebody moved it, so I shot him (Massachusettes, 1/25/16)
    I saw a woman walking down the street and tried to flirt with her. She wasn’t interested so I shot her dead (Pennsylvania, 1/22/16)

    In the land of the living
    Changing minds
    changing accidents
    Keeping lies
    That can’t make sense

    another shot rings out
    just another child dead

    And all you can give us
    Are these thoughts and prayers
    Just cover up the grief
    in these thoughts and prayers

    This study shows that the rate of suicides involving guns was 8 times higher in the US than other countries.
    2 out of 3 gun deaths in the US are suicides.
    (“Americans are much, much more likely, to be killed by guns than people in other countries”, by Mark Berman, Washington Post, 2/3/16) Show less
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