This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and somehow expecting a different result. America’s response to every mass shooting is just that. Let’s lay down some flowers, mourn, send condolences and pray. President Obama just delivered a speech that said it all: “our thoughts and prayers are not enough” and that everyday Americans should be “answerable to those families”. America needs to realise that they are complicit in every shooting by not demanding change. With all the evidence that points towards stricter gun laws resulting in fewer deaths related to gun violence, how does a statistic like 45 mass shootings so far this year even occur? The fact that there is an international standard for mass shootings, defined by 5 or more deaths, is atrocious.
Having Donald Trump run for president is embarsssing, but having 20 children gunned down in an elementary school and not making any changes is far worse. The world is changing, and soon America will have to wake up. Because when you read news reports about kids accidentally shooting their parents or worse themselves how can you not think this is “natural selection at its finest”.