THERE HAVE BEEN MORE MASS SHOOTINGS THIS YEAR THAN THERE HAVE BEEN DAYS.
It has clearly become a thing, a trend to use a gun as a way to communicate your ideological fanaticism, to take out workplace grudges, or your sadness, depression, or isolation. Pick up a gun and shoot people who are just living their lives. This is what we do now. We’ve begun to stop feeling the impact of those bullets, because they’ve become so common. CNN has a permanent “Breaking News” scroll.
Fourteen dead. Seventeen injured. An entire community traumatized.
It’s happened again. And sadly and selfishly, I am immediately grateful it hasn’t happened to my family, to my friends, to my town. Of course, it could. Later today. Tomorrow. Who knows when?
We need to take action.
We’re all at risk. Worst of all, we’re all at risk of becoming immune to these kinds of headlines.