I open up the Huffington Post and see there was a mass shooting that happened today.
And again and again and again.
There have been 45 school shootings in the last year in the United States.
There are over 33,000 gun related deaths each year. THIRTY THREE THOUSAND.
A few days ago a man saw a carjack happening and decided to intervene. He got out his weapon and fired at the carjacker, striking the victim in the head by mistake.
Guns don't kill people, people kill people, right?
Give you a gun and you will protect the world, right?
I am so angry for these grieving families. I am full of rage that again, AGAIN, we are standing here in the land of the free and the home of the brave, in the "greatest country in the world" shaking our heads as if there is nothing we can do.
There is so much we can do. And people need to understand that while guns may not kill people, they sure as hell make it a lot easier. That while you may think you will pull out your legally concealed weapon and be the hero, that again and again that is NOT what happens. Ever. And it isn't because there aren't enough guns.
We need to understand that this does not happen everywhere. In fact, it doesn't happen ANYWHERE else in the developed world. And yes, they likely have better mental health services, but what they definitely have is stricter gun laws.
This only happens here. America the Great. The land where we have to be afraid to send our kids to school because where will this happen next?
At least ten families have been shattered today. Ten families have lost a beloved member because someone brought a gun to a college campus. When are we going to say enough is enough?