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Last night three people were shot and killed at a restaurant in Ohio. A man killed a woman and a girl. He was later shot and killed by police. Apparently a domestic dispute.

Also last night. A California Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice in Modesto.

In New Hampshire, the police chief, with twenty six years on the force and due to retire in eight days, was shot and killed. Four other officers were injured. Possible drug bust gone bad.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, four different men and one woman were randomly gunned down -three of them died. Racially motivated.

Dallas, Texas. Fourteen year old intruder shot and killed by the fifty one year old homeowner. Protecting property with a firearm.

Florida. An unarmed seventeen year old is shot and killed while walking to a relative’s house. Vigilantism.

Oakland, California. Guman open fires on a college campus and kills five people. Reason unknown.

Down in Georgia. A nine year old shot by nineteen year old babysitter. Child might live. Unknown reason.

Up in Washington state. Nine year old charged with shooting and critically wounding his eight year old classmate at school. Parental negligence.

Out in Pittsburgh. A man kills one and wounds others at a clinic. Instability.

Los Angeles. Two international students shot and killed. Attempted carjacking.

Hmmm. Starting to see a theme here. When someone is shot then they will probably die. Seems to go hand in hand.

Also appears to be a U.S. thingy.

And seems to be happening with frightening frequency.

This is recent news. Nothing old about it.

People are shot and killed every single day in this country. Are we comfortably numb? No longer horrified? Until it hits really close to home?

How much closer does it have to be?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. Guns don’t kill people, Mary! People kill people. Well, yes, that’s right and we are killing each other with a gun ho (I meant gung ho!) ferocity.

My thought is this. Just my thought. That without guns there would be a lot less dead people.

Isn’t it ironic how we get all up in arms (that pun just slipped out) about atrocities that are committed in other countries? That would never happen in our country.


Do we really want to be known as home of the free and land of the dead?

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