Is it wrong to say that I am becoming numb to these mass shootings?
This post is going to be honest so if you are bothered by honesty that doesn’t coincide with your ideologies, then this might be a great time to exit. I woke up on Monday morning like most everyone else and read a headline about the Vegas shootings and then began to get ready for work. I didn’t read much about the incident nor did I watch a lot of video coverage. I didn’t watch the news. I did watch a little of the interview with the killers brother. Honestly it seems on par for this day-and-time.
In the last 5-6 years there have been thousands of mass shootings (shootings in public and more than 3 people killed). The news reports these shootings so much that I have become numb to it all. I probably haven’t watched/read more than 10 minutes worth of information about what happened in Vegas. I hope this doesn’t make me a bad person. I kind of feel bad for being to apathetic.
When will it all stop?
I don’t know how to prevent these things from happening, but I have an idea and the NRA isn’t going to like my solution; and some of my readers may not like it either. We have to find a way to get these military weapons off the streets. I’ll take my chances with a lunatic driving a car through a crowd or a knife wielding psychopath versus a guy with 20 guns shooting an automatic weapon from atop a building.
But, nothing will change and next year some newly pissed off citizen will walk through a mall killing men, women and children with a weapon designed for war and we’ll have the same outrage and sadness.
And it will happen again and again and again and again…Eventually we are going to have to stop this problem and some people are going to have to admit we are making it easy for these people to kill so many, so easily.