October 24, 2014
Turning on the television to catch up on the day’s news while I eat supper, I was expecting wall-to-wall coverage of the Ebola epidemic, however, it is being reported that there was yet another school shooting, this time at Marysville Pilchuck High School, just north of Seattle, Washington. It is said that as many as five students were shot, one fatally, before the student fatally shot himself. This makes the eighty-seventh school shooting since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Be it our movies, television, music and especially video games, America is a violent, violent nation, one that has been at seemingly continuous war for nearly thirty years. Other countries watch our movies, listen to our music and play our video games, yet they do not have our violence. The difference? Most other civilized countries have some form of sensible gun control.
To date, only one American has died from Ebola, yet members of Congress are proposing drastic measures, doing whatever it takes, such as building a wall around the nation to combat the virus, yet have done nothing since the tragedy at Sandy Hook to curtail something truly epidemic.
Guns are not the solution, guns are the problem.
Steven H. Spring