Stan Hrincevich: Time for action, not thoughts, prayers

Enough with the self-congratulatory, pompous, and empty public declarations of “thoughts and prayers” for the victims after yet another school shooting in Texas: this does nothing to solve the problem. The students in Florida are correct when they state this same thing.

“Thoughts and prayers” have been an excellent way to deflect from taking action, finding solutions, and identifying the underlying problems. Really, what is this empty statement that fills the mouths of public officials supposed to accomplish when these same people will not address solutions to gun violence in America. Action vs. “thoughts and prayers” and maybe we can begin to mitigate gun violence.

Stan Hrincevich

Littleton