Double that of the decade before with 181 killed. These tragedies always result in calls for tightening gun laws. But according to the Huffington Post, these proposed laws would do NO good for the most part. There’s no evidence that would slow down the mass killings.
Look, those are just school shooting numbers. Which doesn’t take into account the rampage killings in churches, shopping malls (like Ward Parkway in Kansas City), movie theaters, sporting events and so on.
If you’re like me – and you all are, right? – you’ve probably always thought, “Boy, I’m glad I don’t live in Israel or the Middle East. It’s too dangerous there.”
And I’m not talking about all the wars, I mean just going out to a restaurant or staying at a hotel even. Seems there are attacks over there almost weekly. Suicide bomber nuts.
Well, maybe we’re not much better off here in America.
More than 50% of these nutcase shooters are killed at the scene of their crimes or commit suicide or are shot by the police. Yes, it’s a planned death for both sides.
It seems more than ever people today want to blame another group of people for the trouble in their lives. And those that commit these senseless, violent acts seem to want to die.
So they take out innocent men and women at work, school or even a movie theater.
The recent attack on a temple in Wisconsin is now almost a, “Oh, another one. Happens” kind of thing. We’re starting to get used to things like this. They come at us so quickly and so often we can’t keep up mentally with the horror of each separate shooting spree.
It all turns into a kind of reality’ show.
It’s not real. Not unless you were actually there,or it directly affects you or your family.
Now for the first time – as an American – I think about the possibility of a shooting attack when I am in a large crowd. I never used too.
Parents need to get more involved with teaching their children to accept those who are different from them. There is no easy answer, there is no one answer.
I lived in a violent world as a young man. I chose to because thought it was cool, exciting, and dangerous.