Adam Lanza gunned down 20 kindergarteners and six teachers on Dec. 14, 2012.
We should have reacted to our country’s problem with mass shootings a decade ago, but that should have been the final wake up call. It wasn’t, of course. Let’s just take a brief look at what has happened in the almost five years since then.
Oct. 2, 2017: Steven Paddock killed 59, and 500 were injured in Las Vegas
June 16, 2016: Omar Mateen killed 49 in an Orlando nightclub.
Nov. 5 2017: Devin Patrick Kelley kills 27 at a church in
Dec. 2, 2015: Syed Faron and Tashfeen Malik kill 14 in San Bernadino.
Sept. 16, 2013: Aaron Alexis kills at the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C.
Oct. 1, 2015: Christopher Harper-Mercer kills 9 at a college in Oregon.
June 18, 2015: Dylan Roof kills 9 in a church.
That’s seven mass shootings that left 9 or more dead in less than five years. They shooters had different motives. One wanted to start a race war, two claimed to be members of Isis.
We’re better than this. At least, I thought we were.
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