Baldwin on Mass Shootings: ‘We’re an Anomaly & We Do Not Have To Live Like This’

‘This time it appears we’re skipping ahead and getting straight to the part where we do nothing because apparently there’s nothing we can do’

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BALDWIN: "Welcome back. CNN special coverage here on this Sunday evening. I’m Brooke Baldwin back with you live in Odessa, Texas. Normally I wouldn’t be with you on a Sunday, but I am in west Texas covering America’s latest mass shooting. This is the second mass shooting in Texas in a month. As you know, 22 people were shot and killed in El Paso just a couple hundred miles away from me, just four weeks ago. I wasn’t here for that shooting because I was in Dayton, Ohio, where a separate mass shooting happened that same weekend. Nine people were killed there. And so for those of you keeping track, that is three mass shootings in one month, 38 people gone. And what I cannot emphasize enough is how what’s become normal should be nowhere near. We are the only country that experiences shootings of this scale. We are an anomaly and we do not have to live like this. Yet we do. Shooting after shooting after shooting, a familiar pattern has emerged. Lawmakers offer thoughts and prayers. The President voices support for some form of gun control. Then he talks to the NRA and then he ends up backing down. This time it appears we’re skipping ahead and getting straight to the part where we do nothing because apparently there’s nothing we can do.”

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