In what is rapidly becoming such a normal part of everyday life in the US that you don't even hear about it on the news anymore, another school shooting has occurred.
This time it was in Marysville, Washington. A 14 year old boy shot and killed one other student, and wounded four others. One of the wounded was shot in the jaw. The shooter then killed himself.
I'm not going to do a long write up on this, because people don't seem to care too much if they actually have to read. Instead I'll throw out some statistics for you to look at.
- Since 2010, there have been 103 school shootings in the US.
- Since 2010, 105 people have been killed in school shootings in the US.
- Since 2010, 120 people have been injured in school shootings in the US.
Take a look at those numbers. That's mostly kids. Now you can take those numbers and add the hundreds of thousands of lives that are ruined and scarred by these events. The other kids and teachers who were there. The communities they happened in. The families of everyone involved.
And while the numbers are baffling, these are just the school shootings. Other public shootings are not taken into account. And it's just since 2010. That's not a lot of years. And these shootings are becoming more and more prevalent with every passing year.
I just don't understand how anyone in good conciseness can support gun carrying laws that are in place today. It's been tried for a while now. Might be time to try something different.
How is it that in the self proclaimed "greatest country in the world", parents can't send their kids to school without fear of them getting killed?