Sadly, the night before the five year anniversary of the Parkland (Marjory Stoneman Douglas) High School, Florida Massacre, Michigan State University witnessed a gunman kill three and wound five others, and at this point, gun massacres are totally out of control!
There have been 67 Gun Massacres in just 44 days at this writing, and no solution, as Congress will not do anything to stop the carnage!
So our children in these two cases, plus the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in Connecticut in 2012, and the Uvalde, Texas Elementary School Massacre in May 2022, and innumerable others just add to the tragedy with no end!
And this is not even considering gun massacres that take place in every other possible, conceivable venue across American society!
We have more firearms than people in this nation, and the danger is not just what we see, but the potential for widespread right wing terrorism, leading to civil war all over America, and creating a very dangerous situation on the world scene, as well as domestically!
It has been ten years since the horrific massacre of 20 children and 6 teachers and administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and there has been a total lack of action on gun regulation.
The National Rifle Association and most Republicans in Congress and the state governments have refused to take ownership of the need for gun regulation, and the banning of AK-47 and AR-15 firearms, as only needed for hunting and the military.
The horrors of what happens to victims of gun violence by use of such firearms has not made those involved in the firearms industry, and those who are financially supported by that industry, to have a conscience!
So we have had many more school and college tragedies, most notably the Parkland, Florida Massacre on Valentine’s Day 2018 at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, sadly besmirching the name of the legendary environmental activist that the school is named after!
And of course, there have been unbelievable numbers of other massacres in places of worship, supermarkets, concerts, and many other public venues!
A special salute to Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy who has been a true hero in working to attempt major reforms, sadly to no avail!
How anyone who has turned away from their conscience in the reality of gun violence everywhere, making America the most violent society in the civilized world by far, is unfathomable, but the struggle must go on!