Is it wrong to belittle 'thoughts and prayers'?
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Is it wrong to belittle 'thoughts and prayers'?

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As information about the Santa Fe High School shooting continues to come out, a number of politicians have offered "thoughts and prayers." But gun control activists say politicians need to take action, not just pray for the victims. "Thoughts and prayers" are meaningless if they aren't followed up with any real, tangible policy change. But others believe belittling "thoughts and prayers" is insensitive and wrong. Let people grieve. What do you think? 🙏

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According to CNN, 10 people have been killed and several others injured in a school shooting that occurred in Santa Fe, Texas.

Gunfire erupted at Santa Fe High School, about 20 miles outside Galveston, not long after classes began around 7:30 a.m. CT, officials said. Authorities later found explosive devices -- including pipe bombs and pressure cookers -- in and near the school, the law enforcement official said.
This is the 22nd US school shooting since the beginning of the year, and the third instance in eight days in which a gunman was on a school campus.

As expected, Republican lawmakers offered their prayers.

One Houston lawmaker is tired of hearing politicians offer thoughts and prayers.

Parkland survivor and activist Emma Gonzalez said the students of Santa Fe High School deserve more than condolences. 

Enough is enough, time for lawmakers to do something.

But others argue no matter where you stand on the gun debate, belittling "thoughts and prayers" is disrespectful and unnecessary. 

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