How many more children, students and adults have to die a senseless death? Why are Americans killing each other?
Why are mass shootings so much more common in the US than in other countries?
These are questions which need to be answered.
The answers to a lot of the deaths in the below list have to be addressed on the political stage.
When mass shootings happen, government officials are reacting with words of "senseless cowardly act" and "thoughts and prayers". This seems to be all that American politicians are able to come up with. But governments have the duty to protect the lives of their country's citizens and residents. That is indeed the main purpose of having a government. In the US that task was never achieved. Since the early days of the American nation the US government has never been able to protect their people. America has always been an extremely violent nation.
Yet, the 2. amendment could have been reworked and adjusted to modern times. Or it could have been repealed all together. Will that ever happen? Are Americans willing to give up their antiquated gun rights in order to save the lives of thousands of their own people? When will the US Government stand up to the NRA and declare the NRA a terrorist organisation?
Meanwhile, the list goes on. Down below is the list for this year only. And as you know, the killing in Odessa won't be the last mass shooting. Get ready for the next condemning by your governor, the next "thoughts and prayers" session, the next public outrage in the press, and the next mass funeral.
Have a wonderful day in crazy-land.
|August 31, 2019||Midland–Odessa, Texas||6[n 1]||21||27||2019 West Texas shooting: Six people were killed and twenty-one others were injured on the Interstate 20. One of the suspects was killed.|
|August 4, 2019||Dayton, Ohio||9||27||37||2019 Dayton shooting: Nine people were killed and 27 were injured outside of a bar. The perpetrator was killed by police.|
|August 3, 2019||El Paso, Texas||22||24||46||2019 El Paso shooting: A gunman killed twenty-two people and injured twenty-four others at a Walmart. The gunman was arrested.|
|July 28, 2019||Gilroy, California||4[n 1]||15||19||Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: A gunman killed 3 people, including one 6 year-old boy, attending Gilroy's annual Garlic Festival; 12 more people were injured. The shooter killed himself.|
|May 31, 2019||Virginia Beach, Virginia||13[n 1]||5||18||Virginia Beach shooting: A gunman killed 12 people and injured five others at a municipal building. The gunman died at the scene.|
|May 7, 2019||Highlands Ranch, Colorado||1||8||9||STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting: A school shooting was reported at STEM School Highlands Ranch, around 1:50 p.m, two shooters targeted separate locations and killed one student and injured eight more before being arrested.|
|April 30, 2019||Charlotte, North Carolina||2||4||6||2019 UNCC shooting: Six people were shot, two fatally, on the last day of classes at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The student gunman was taken into custody after he ran out of ammunition.|
|April 27, 2019||Poway, California||1||3||4||Poway synagogue shooting: One person was killed and at least three were wounded by a shooter at the Chabad of Poway synagogue.|
|February 15, 2019||Aurora, Illinois||6[n 1]||6||12||Aurora, Illinois, shooting: A 45-year old man opened fire at a Henry Pratt Company plant and killed five people and injured six others. He was a former worker at the plant and he was killed in a shootout with police.|
|January 28, 2019||Houston, Texas||2||4||6||Pecan Park raid: Two people were killed and four police officers were injured during a drug raid at a home.|
|January 26, 2019||Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and Livingston Parish, Louisiana||5||0||5||January 2019 Louisiana shootings: A 21-year old man killed five people, including his parents, in two parishes in Louisiana.|
|January 23, 2019||Sebring, Florida||5||0||5||2019 Sebring shooting: Five people were killed in a hostage incident and shooting at a bank. The suspect was taken into custody by police.|