On Tuesday evening, presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweeted out a simple image of a handgun with “Gov. Jeb Bush” etched on the barrel. Along with the image, Bush captioned with a simple word: “America.”

Maybe Jeb is right. After all, as many as 88 people a day die from gun-related violence. Maybe this was Jeb’s poignant social commentary on gun violence in America and how his role as a politician and government official is etched on those lives lost?


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com