Friday, October 24, 2014

When will we do something?

Today’s shooting at Marysville High School in Washington marks the 75th school shooting in the U.S. since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. Each time there is a shooting social media is full of epitaphs.  We can’t believe it happened yet again. 

We get mad
We get sad
We get angry
We get defensive

But we don’t do anything. 

There will be in depth stories examining the shooters motives.  We will argue about the need for reasonable limitations on gun ownership.  Someone will suggest giving guns to teachers.  Someone else will demand more security at schools.  

But we won’t do anything. 

We will watch yet another memorial or funeral of a child.  Parents will grieve, but lives will go on.  After a few days the media will move on to a more interesting story in their never ending quest for ratings. 

Until it happens again…

But we still won’t do anything. 

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