I am so tired of hearing about mass shooting incidents. I am even more tired of the endless debate cycle of what should be done about gun violence. Should we have more good citizens carrying guns, more regulation, less guns…can we legislate away the problem?
The discussion goes on and on and so too do the shootings. I find it to be an exercise in horrific absurdity. We are a country filled with some of the most creative thinkers in the world and we cannot find ways to come together to effectively address this problem? Give me a break.
It is time to stop getting bogged down in the rhetoric and really do something about this problem. Every wasted word – every bit of spin delivered from a political perspective – disrespects those who have suffered the impact of gun violence. We need plain speak that leads to solutions.
Today there was a shooting at Fort Hood. This is the second shooting of this nature at Fort Hood over the past five years. It wasn’t much more than a year ago when the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre occurred. There have been incidents in theaters, colleges, and malls – there is no respite from the madness. When will it all be too much? When will we say, “ENOUGH!” and actually do something about it?
God help us if we don’t. Any one of us could be part of the next body count. Any one of us could be the grieving family member. Continuing as we are now is akin to Russian roulette and we all know how that ends.
Day one thousand three hundred and sixty-five of the new forty – obla di obla da