Something Needs to be done about Shootings at our Schools
We do not own any guns but I know many people who do, I also have no problems with people who want to own firearms. Where I do have issues is with the reoccurring school shootings that have been plaguing our country as of late.
I’m sure that this isn’t the first thing that you have read about gun violence, gun control, etc. but I just couldn’t stay away from talking about it because of something I saw online.
I believe that everyone knows about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary back on December 14, 2012. It rocked the small town in Connecticut as well as the rest of the country. This tragedy took twenty young children from their loved ones in an all too familiar and violent way.
What I came across was a map that pinpointed all of the school shootings since the Sandy Hook incident, all 74 of them. To put it into a different perspective these shootings only represent the last 18 months and about one every week.
I don’t pretend to have the answers on how to fix this but something has to change. We are already becoming used to these violent acts and hearing about them isn’t shocking us as much as they used to, that is scary.
As a parent I really hope that we start to take this issue seriously and soon, before we have to lose any more kids.
You can see the map here, it was shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/markgongloff/statuses/476405348744843264
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