The generally held concept is that our sweeping gun reforms in 1996 forever stopped mass shootings in this country. The truth is quite different.
Faced with the realities of their gun culture, the US government has done something, classifying ‘thoughts and prayers’ as a viable treatment for gunshot wounds.
We’ve learned about the brutality of the massacre through bitter experience. But while these things may have happened long ago, we should not quickly forget.
After every bloody crisis, we tend to not talk about it. Sadly, us staying mute merely emboldens more reptition of the same mistakes.
The week that was saw the Brexit bomb, Australia pained by shootings, Scott Ludlam take leave to address mental health and Steven Seagal given Russian citizenship from ol’ buddy Vlad.