Thursday, December 3, 2015

More Mass Shootings: Just Another Day In America

That's how this latest news cycle was noted in Europe.  Which is incredibly accurate.

Did you know that we have had more mass shootings in America this year than we have had days?  

Read that again.  It's sobering.  This is an every day occurance.  Every.  Damn.  Day.

There are solutions to this problem.  No wheel needs to be reinvented here.  European countries, Australia, Japan, and plenty of other similar nations have implimented solutions THAT HAVE WORKED.  It's not complicated.  Or at least, it doesn't need to be.  It also shouldn't be political, racial, religious, economic, or corporate.  The ban on gun violence research should be lifted.  Placing the NRA above every single American life should end.  No single solution will ever do the trick.  But let's all be honest and very do-able solutions...exist.  

To all the politians out there who will claim that "now is not the time to discuss this", you're correct.  The time to discuss it was 10 years ago, five years ago, two months ago, one week ago, and last night.  But we are left with right now, so it's just going to have to do!  If a bunch of people in Washington can't get motivated to pull up their big boy and big girl britches and make actual changes, despite the fact that it will tick off corporations and organizations, people will continue to die.

My heart is heavy.  Not just for lives lost, but for the hundreds of lives that will be lost in the coming weeks, months and years.  

Just another day in America... 


MCW said...

Maybe we should just keep praying, because that seems to have helped. We have been "praying" since Columbine and things have gotten worse. Pray for comfort and for your own peace, but praying isn't going to fix this problem. Pisses me off. I would love for someone who supports the NRA to say to a mother who has lost a child in mass shootings "I'm praying for you, but sorry, changing gun laws wouldn't have saved your child."

Maggie said...

Great post. Lives, not guns. As a nation our priorities are pretty messed up.


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