Roger Simon, a columnist for Politico, made a heartless statement in a piece written for the Chicago Sun-Times. Though there are many victims of gun violence every day, Simon says people only care when the victims are Republican:
Getting shot is no big deal in America. About 309 people get shot every day in this country, and most get little attention from the media. Unless they happen to be a member of Congress. And wearing a bright red baseball uniform with the word “Republican” in big, flowing white letters on the front. In that case, getting shot becomes a very big deal.