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 here...solutions...simple 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...