How long ago was the Columbine shooting, I wonder as I hear about another shooter killing a dozen or more kids in a school. What have we become that we allow this to continue? I’ve spent the following several hours, and, now, stretching into days, reading accounts of the senseless tragedy of it all, reading of parent’s anguished cries as they awaited the news in a makeshift command center, of children whose bodies would be too torn apart to identify by normal means so they take DNA swabs, of other shootings where the child screamed, “I don’t want to be here!” and the killer responded with “Well, you’re here” and murdered them, of the comments of the bots defending the term “assault rifle” with the vigor of parrot awaiting a cracker, of the many senators extolling their sympathies through social media while accepting NRA donations measuring in the millions, of the President telling us when will this end, and can’t we stand up to this madness, but isn’t he the President?
We have more guns in this country than people.
A ban on assault weapons would eliminate so many needless casualties.
I’ve supported one of the family organizations that was created after Sandy Hook. I’ll look to do more than that in the future. I’m not the President and I live in a blue state, so at times it seems like there’s not much I can do.
I would like to have a future where parents can drop off their children to school and not have to worry about a demented madman murdering them.