Like James Shaw Jr., who, after the shooting at that Waffle House in Tennessee, used social media to raise money to pay the hospital bills for the survivors, Houston Texans football player, JJ Watt has stepped up to help.
He has announced that he will pay for the funerals of the ten people killed at Santa Fe High School.
JJ Watt has been active in the Houston area community since being drafted by the Texans in 2011; he started a fundraiser last August hoping to raise $200,000 for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and ended up raising $37 million.
It’s great that he stepped up to raise money for hurricane victims, a tragedy that is utterly unavoidable, and it’s nice he’s paying for the funerals of those murdered at Santa Fe High School but …
That tragedy could have been avoided if this country demanded sensible and responsible gun legislation.
The United States is 4% of the world’s population and yet we have 42% of the worlds guns, a third of school shootings happen in this country and there have been seventeen school shootings between Parkland and Santa Fe.
It’s really nice that JJ Watt wants to step up and help, but wouldn’t it be nicer if he didn’t feel the need to do so? Wouldn’t it be nicer if we could protect our citizens?
Or, maybe we just want to spend all our money on funerals …