Yesterday was a horribly, horribly sad day for the United States.

How many times have we said that over the past several years? How many more times will we repeat it? How many more times are we going to mean it even more than we did last time, just because the death toll is higher?

Fifty people gone. Fifty-three wounded. We have truly lost our way.

Let’s begin by looking at some of our elected leaders that won’t even try to protect us from the new normal of mass shootings, because they’re too busy rimming Wayne LaPierre for NRA endorsements.

1. Outing the NRA’s political lackeys: Igor Volsky, director of the Center for American Action Fund, was all over that Sunday:

Oh, you wanna read Tillis’s statement? OK, sure:

Well, you did ask.

All of Volsky’s Tweets from Sunday are worth your time. When he wasn’t calling B.S. on the hypocritical and sanctimonious, he was just plain calling out hate:

Note column one, highlighted item No. 2.

More on him later.

2. So here’s what Pat did.On Twitter.