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It's happened again.

A mass school shooting in Broward County, Florida. 17 dead, at least 14 injured. Shooter was a 19 year old former student who had been expelled.

My sister, her niece, and our cousin Sarah are teachers. I am so afraid that one day their schools will be on the news because of a shooting.

Screw thoughts and prayers. Something needs to be done to stop gun violence. But nothing changed after Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Sandy Hook, the Charleston church, the Pulse nightclub, Las Vegas, or the Texas church shootings. We're used to it. It's our daily routine. Shooting happens, we watch the non stop coverage, offer thoughts and prayers, nothing is done, we forget and it happens again. And it's only in the United States. Other countries changed their gun laws after a mass shooting (such as the UK after the Dunblane massacre). Why the hell can't we change things?


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Feb. 15th, 2018 06:34 am (UTC)
My phone gave me this notification that "17 dead at Florida high school" so in the time it took me to Google it, I was freaking out because I have two nephews in high school in Florida.

I posted on Facebook how for a week, I didn't want to hear about how more guns could have made it better. This was IMMEDIATELY followed by a high school friend commenting on how she wishes schools had guns.

the NRA has everyone wrapped around their finger. Most people can agree on some sort of gun control but then, so many people seem to feel the answer is more guns with responsible people and I just...

Other countries don't have this problem. It's just us and all those the countries the refugees are escaping from.
Feb. 15th, 2018 07:57 am (UTC)
My sister is an elementary school teacher. Some of those kids at 10 and 11 are as big as adults. She believes that if teachers were armed, those students could easily grab the guns. She's really afraid of some of her students and she's not the only one. More guns will not make anyone safer.
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