The victims and heroes and families should serve as a reminder of the very real, lasting human cost of these shootings. I have never lost a loved one to gun violence but perhaps it's time all of us start acting as if we had. Maybe then we'd do something about it.
Maybe for a time before dying, a very small time, Bryce Williams's swirling anger, Chris Harper Mercer's swirling anger, stopped swirling. Perhaps, at long last, they felt sated. How relatively pitiful the causes of their anger; how incomparably grievous the consequences.
There once was a school/where people were always right./They knew they were right . . .and they were proud of it.
Think of anyone you love: your children, spouse, parents, friends. Picture the things you love about them, then picture them obliterated in a brutal split second. Because that is what we are agreeing to when we refuse to address our national epidemic of gun violence.
Gun violence is an issue that needs to be addressed in America. There are too many innocent people in the U.S. loosing their lives to these acts of violence. Innocent bystanders, beautiful children, live television broadcasters, and praying churchgoers have all been killed, as well as hundreds, if not thousands of other incidents.
Since the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, there have been over 31 notable mass shootings that left multiple people dead, including the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, Fort Hood in 2009, Sandy Hook in 2012 and the Mother Emanuel Church in 2015.
One lesson in particular has been in development since December 14, 2012. It's embodied in the grand opening of the new Victoria Soto School in her hometown of Stratford, Connecticut.
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Life has always been about fear, it's just that adults tend to forget what we went through and want to protect the current generation from what they're experiencing. The reality is: the children of today will survive the pressures of fear just as my generation did, just as every generation has.
Public opinion data over more than 50 years reveals a country ever less willing to restrict gun ownership, even as mass shootings and other high-profile shooting incidents continue to make news.
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With the arrival of my daughter, I went through typical first-time-mom fears. Is she eating enough? Is she sleeping enough? Is she hurt? Uncomfortable? Cold? Hot? Oh dear lord, am I doing this all wrong?
It appears there is nothing young, white men can do, including killing lots of innocent people at church, that will tarnish the positive bias toward that group, and there is nothing amazing enough that black men can do that will allow them to escape being perceived as the ones to be feared.
Gun By Gun has crowdsourced more than $80,000, using the money to collect more than 750 guns in four cities over the course of five campaigns to end gun violence.
One would think the ease with which both Lanza and allegedly Dylann Roof were able to obtain weapons would in and of itself make a solid case for gun control legislation in the U.S. to finally be tightened.
The congregants and their Charleston neighbors have shown us a stronger power to change hearts and minds. And they are not alone.