Calling for gun control after every mass shooting is the equivalent of demanding pools be drained after every drowning.
The weapon was purchased legally and the shooter was dead within minutes because of the quick response of on-duty police.
Do I believe in common sense gun laws? ABSOLUTELY!! But this is a crisis of mental health and disenfranchisement.
I am so sick and tired of people/politicians and their respective rallying cries. Our society is unraveling. People and ideas are being forced to the extreme for the sake of votes and power. And no one really has the balls to identify the true problems and work on the difficult answers. Spoiler Alert: it doesn’t involve free college or illegal immigration.
We, as a society, are failing at our most basic level; creating community. From tiny family unit to basic human interaction with the people who share your city.
I am saddened by the propagation of hate and I am terrified by its outcome. I am exhausted by the redirection of personal responsibility to media and politicians and wide sweeping generalizations of groups.
I have no answers or stirring conclusion beyond teach your children to swim (metaphorically). Thanks for reading.
PS Sadly this is the fourth time I have written about mass shootings. Feel free to check out