There’s been another mass shooting in Texas, at least 27 dead after someone opened fire in a church. Among the dead were several children, a pregnant woman and the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter.
After the shooter emerged from the church, an armed neighbor exchanged gunfire with him, hitting the shooter, who fled in his vehicle. Neighbors apparently followed him, chasing him into the next county, where the shooter crashed his car. The shooter was found dead in his vehicle. Officials said it was unclear how the shooter had died.
It baffles me as to why this is continuing to happen. It’s honestly absurd. We’ve become so desensitized to all of this, yet if you stop for a moment and think, This cannot keep happening. Politicians keep saying they will try and solve this, that they know how to fix this issue, but nothing is changing.
Let’s not send prayers, send emails and letters to your senators and mayors. Prayers aren’t going to change legislation.
i am fully aware that stricter gun control regulations would not be an immediate fix to all the mass shootings just because america has long fostered a culture of violence and terrible tragedies are destined to happen no matter what… but literally what negative impact would stricter gun laws have?? maybe it wouldn’t be an immediate fix because “people will find a way to get them anyway” but is it not a step in the right direction?? like, i genuinely for the life of me can not understand why anyone would be against this
I just read that the Las Vegas shooting was the 273rd mass shooting in America THIS YEAR. As a Brit where guns are banned it is just shocking that there is not more uproar in the US over gun control. How can mentally ill people or anyone get access to weapons that have no other use but to cause mass casualties you will never need for self defence. How long will it take and how much more hurt does there have to be before actual regulations get put in place? It is just such a horrific thing to happen and so easily avoidable with sensible regulations.
Can we stop with the guns now? Can we stop having news reports of yet more massacres? Of course not. Why would our loved ones be more important than our right to bear arms? Seems as if we want to take away rights to citizenship after one person from beyond our borders turns around and hurts others, but when a locally born white male shoots up a crowd of unarmed people we aren’t willing to let that one person “ruin” our right to have excessive amounts of firearms available to the general public. Let’s take a note from Australia. One mass shooting was enough for them. How many more is it going to take to be enough for us? My heart goes out to the people in Las Vegas last night, as well as the people at Pulse nightclub, Virginia Tech college, and Sandy Hook elementary school. Ten years of hate, death, and pain just off the top of my head. This has to end.
the largest mass shooting in american history happened in vegas only a little over a year since the LAST largest mass shooting in american history that happened in orlando. america breaks its own record way too quickly.
the shooter was an old white dude. he was a terrorist. he was not mentally ill, and even if he happened to be mentally ill that sure as hell isnt why he shot those people. he wasn’t a lone wolf, whatever that means. he was a terrorist. if the shooter had turned out to be a poc like every racist was hoping for, people would be screaming “terrorism” until their throats chapped, well this is no different. this was terrorism committed by a white man (and statistically white men are the ones who commit the most mass shootings in america anyways so this really shouldn’t be news)
we need guns to be banned, or AT LEAST heavily regulated. at this point anyone who says otherwise is not only an idiot, but they are insulting the victims of vegas, of orlando, of sandy hook, and of whatever other place a mass shooting has taken place. i would try to name them all but there are too many to remember, to count, to keep track of. it happens so often here, it’s easy to almost feel as if mass shootings are normal and something that just happens. well it isn’t and they aren’t. this is terrorism, terrorism shouldn’t be the norm. we need to stop supplying these people with weaponry, with GUNS. if anyone tells you “now isn’t the time to talk about guns” they are full of shit.
After the deadliest mass shooting in American history and Americans are still trying to defend their right to bear arms, an amendment that is more than 200 years old… all I know is that last year I tried to cite a source from 1995 and my English teacher wouldn’t accept it because it was “too old to be relevant”