Where’s the outrage at mass shootings?
The newspapers are telling us that the end of the pandemic is finally in sight and restrictions are being lifted. Without social distancing, I guess we are now within firing range and people feel free to start blasting away at each other.
It was nice to have all the shooting lessened for a while, but now we have our freedoms back, and our mass killings.
I was reminded recently of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. It was a 1929 gangland shooting where one gang lined up and shot seven members of another gang.
Back then, the nation was shocked and horrified; so shocked and horrified that gun reform legislation was passed banning automatic weapons.
Nowadays we call it Tuesday.
The several databases that keep track of this use different definitions of a mass casualty shooting,
I figure it’s easiest to look at total killed and wounded at each event, with a minimum number of four (Wikipedia has a page with details). By that standard looking from Jan. 1 to April 20, 2021 I count six days each in January and February, seven days in March, and one day so far in April where we have NOT had a mass shooting. Several dates had multiple shootings; the total this year so far is 162. The total number of dead and wounded is 830.
Doing the math, that is more than one St. Valentine’s Day Massacre per day since Jan. 1. We should be shocked and horrified, but we are not.
Seems someone is out to get Marco
I feel Diane Marco from Rotterdam Town Hall is a great person. She has always been very helpful and polite and willing to help you. I think it’s someone who wants her job; a lot of it is jealousy.
Quotes for all who care about country
For we — meaning everyone who cares about individual rights, our government actually working for people, working with our allies to address international issues like climate change, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and any issues that may come up that would need our leadership — these two quotations may help you to understand my point.
From FDR: “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance to those who have too much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
And: “We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Native American Proverb
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