The headline kind of said it all: “Has America become numb to tragedy?”
Sadly, that headline was from an NBC News website in 2009 after a mass shooting.
The mass shootings and killings just seem to pile up here in the good ol’ USA. We can’t even keep track of them, unless it happened to someone or somewhere close to us.
Here we are in 2017, CBS News asked basically the same question, “Are Americans becoming ‘numb’ to mass shootings?”
The answer is yes.
To be quite honest, the latest mass killing at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, got to me. While I don’t know any of the 26 who were murdered I’ve attended small-town churches in my life and the thought that someone could walk in and start killing people in their house of worship sickens me. It makes me sad for our country.
Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings. – Claire McCaskill
I’m skipping my normal Tuesday column, “Terrific News Tuesday” to comment about the shooting Las Vegas.
We saw plenty of “thoughts and prayers” comments and posts after the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.
The President even took time out to talk about it Monday morning. He’s even going to visit Las Vegas this week because that is what Presidents do.