Wednesday, another horrendous school shooting occurred in Broward County, Florida, at the Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Seventeen people lost their lives.
- ‘Alyssa Alhadeff, 14
- Scott Beigel, 35
- Martin Duque Anguiano, 14
- Nicholas Dworet, 17
- Aaron Feis, 37
- Jamie Guttenberg, 14
- Chris Hixon, 49
- Luke Hoyer, 15
- Cara Loughran, 14
- Gina Montalto, 14
- Joaquin Oliver, 17
- Alaina Petty, 14
- Meadow Pollack, 18
- Helena Ramsay, 17
- Alex Schachter, 14
- Carmen Schentrup, 16
- Peter Wang, 15′ CNN
‘Attack on a Florida high school is the eighth shooting to have resulted in death or injury during the first seven weeks of the year.’ The Guardian
I am a gun owner. I believe in the right to bear arms….but the epidemic of mass shootings in the United States of America has to be not only addressed with, ‘thoughts and prayers’, but real and concrete and significant action to endeavor to ameliorate this scourge that is overtaking our country.
Law enforcement, almost universally, wants to see semi-automatic weapons removed from our streets.
Semi-automatic weapons, such as the AR-15 style rifle used in the mass killing Wednesday, have no practical use, other than the privilege of owning whatever firearm that you please due to the sentence in the Constitution that promises the right to bear arms.
No other country on our planet has the regular occurrences of mass shootings that the United States does.
I was in high school…at one time…many years ago…I suppose you were as well.
It never crossed my mind that someone would enter my little high school in Eldorado, Illinois for the purpose of shooting and killing me and my classmates.
Each time that I think…that I do not want to see any gun restrictions…I visualize what if one of the students murdered was one of my sons….?
Money and the plentiful proliferation of it, to both democrats and republicans has caused them to be silent…in the face of genocide.
The majority of Americans want stricter gun laws.
The majority of law enforcement want stricter gun laws.
How is it that our elected legislatures and president can offer no more than…thoughts and prayers?