Friday, March 31, 2023

No. 1 Killer of American Children – Firearms

Victims of the racially motivated murders at a Topps grocery store in Buffalo, NY are yet to be buried, when the news cycle was disrupted by the murder of twice the number of people at Rob Elementary School, most of whom were fourth graders . A quiet little ranching town in southern Texas near the border with Mexico.

The usually stoic TV news reporter regularly cannot contain himself as he continues to update us on the details of the incident. I went to bed crying every night, all week long, and woke up the next morning crying. It happens all the time, but we cannot accept it as any kind of new normal. It’s still the saddest thing in the world. I do not have grandchildren, but recently I have been promised that I will have them soon and already I am afraid to send them to a public school.

America is not safe. Mass murders have occurred more frequently in the United States over the past decade and with larger numbers of victims. It’s not just school, as you know. These are shopping centers, movie theaters, churches, synagogues, mosques, city parks, country music shows, gay bars, as well as our universities, high schools and elementary schools.

But there is a question here that must be answered. Why, over the past dozen years, we’ve had 288 school shootings, while Canada only had 2. What makes us so different? Are Americans inherently more violent than other Western democracies? Do we have more mental health problems? Is the racial conflict here worse than anywhere else? Do we have so much drug addiction, domestic violence, do our kids play more violent video games than anyone else? Why, why are we so outsiders to the whole world?

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