137th Gebirg wrote:
^^^ I like that. A lot. Unfortunately, I don't think the media is going to allow us to forget for quite some time the way this is playing out.
Can't blame it just on the media. We're totally capable of deciding how much of the coverage we do and don't want to read/watch/listen to.
I'll save discussion of the potential merits of gun control for another day. But we have just got to do something about the culture of violence in this country.
When Pres. Kennedy was assassinated, TV shows dialed down violence a great deal, toy guns disappeared from stores. I was never even allowed to play with one or to have a G.I. Joe. The amount of gore on even network television these days sincerely alarms me.
We has a mass shooting just last week. I don't know the answers -- surely better and more available mental health care must be part of the mix -- but when will we finally be moved as a society to do something? We must refuse to accept that this sort of horrific event has become "normal" -- that we'll just murmur nice words, go back to our lives . . . and then wait for the next mass-killing.
Nicely said, Jayrath
Why can't they ever start with the last step?
But the death total is...
6 Adults at the school
18 Kids at the school
2 kids at the hospital
1 adult at some place in town
Far more people die of suicide than homicide, so, in a sense, most people do
start with the last step.