I hate that we as Americans have become so desensitized to violence. 10 years ago, a school shooting was a big deal and everyone would freak out. Now, however, we’ve had what? Eleven? Twelve? In the past month. It’s gotten to the point where instead of gasping and being horrified, our teacher just scrolls past an article and goes “huh, another school shooting.” And then someone asks a question about how many were hurt or what state it was in and then we move on with our lives. It’s horrifying that this of all things has become just another daily part of life.
You won’t see it in the news, but Puerto Rico just had a national strike. It was in protest of the federally imposed Fiscal Board. They want to take away education, health and pensions. The local government made sure to turn a peaceful protwst into a violent one. Senior citizens, children, students and teachers, that were there expressing themselves ran for their lives as cops closed in and threw tear gas at them.
Now, there are more extreme people protesting who caused trouble as well, but what has transpired today was deliberate by a suppressing government.
Our country is hurting, our country is crying. We are alone.
Guess what the UK did after the Dunblane Massacre in 1996? Passed 2 more gun control laws, making it even harder for people to privately own firearms. What was the last school shooting in the UK? The Dunblane Massacre of 1996.
Gun control is the most effective solution to school shootings. Wake up, America.