Monday, March 4, 2013

Little Change

Trey Smith

It seems that after every tragic mass shooting people believe we have reached some sort of tipping point. Our government leaders finally will do something, they say. We now will have a meaningful public dialog about the rampant gun violence, others add.

Sadly, there is little change. Nothing to date has reached that mythic tipping point. Columbine didn't do it. Neither did Virginia Tech nor Fort Hood. Tucson came and went as did Aurora. Even the horror of Newtown somehow didn't surpass the threshold of no return.

The number of gun deaths that have taken place in the United States since the December shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut, has topped 2,100.
2100 people. That's roughly 500 more than the population of my town. And in ONLY two months time.

What will it take? A slaughter of 50 people? 100? 200? 1,000?

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