Good Day World!
We might as well keep flags flying at half staff from now on.
There’s been more days with mass shootings than not this year. A total of 209 mass shootings have happened thus far – with 26 days left to go.
The FBI considers it a mass shooting when there are four or more people murdered. For updated information check this link out ….Mass Shooting Tracker.
Despite horrendous statistics on gun deaths in America nothing is going to change. Why? Because we are a gun culture. We worship weapons. The U.S. ranks first in gun ownership per capita, with roughly 270 million firearms, or 89 firearms per 100 residents, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
Those that do have weapons don’t want them controlled in any way. They cite the 2nd Amendment (although it doesn’t say anything about owning personal arsenals) if the topic of gun control even comes up.
Many feel it’s their God-given right to own any kind of weapon and to use it when they want to. They are so blind that any talk of gun control sends them scurrying out to gun shops to buy more guns.
Worse, our country is so divided by the need for gun control that any attempts to do so are crushed by the NRA and their lackeys in Congress. Sensible Americans seeking controls on guns – like back round checks – don’t have a chance.
Conservatives say the problem is mentally ill people using guns. That’s true sometimes. Not all the time however.
No matter what the president says, there’s no hope for gun control.
It’s become the tar baby of our time – with the nation divided between people sick of seeing mass shootings, and others offering up their condolences to victims while gripping their firearms tighter to their chests.
So, keep the flags at half staff, and pray that someday things will change.
Time for me to walk on down the road…