Here, 142 of them.
The idiot today? TOLD people online he was going to do this and got advice on how to do it. (Pick a class with girls; they won't fight back.) What happened to "see something, say something?" Oh wait, that's for foreign, not domestic, terrorists (and that's what these guys are).
President Obama seems pissed and disgusted.
“So tonight, as those of us who are lucky enough to hug our kids a
little closer are thinking about the families who aren’t so fortunate,”
the president said in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, named for a
man severely wounded by a would-be assassin’s bullet, “I’d ask the
American people to think about how they can get our government to change
these laws, and to save these lives and let these people grow up.”
He said that he knew that "there were parents across the country who are scared because it might have been their children."
Except there was a guy - there's always someone the media manages to find - in Roseburg who said "things like that don't happen here."
News flash - every town IS everytown in the U.S.A. Down the street from Roosevelt High School, up I-5 in Marysville, Seattle U, community college campuses, university campuses and yes, elementary schools. Oh yeah, don't forget your movie theaters and churches.
Don't anyone think that any one of us will be safe from this carnage. Don't for one minute think your kids are safe because really, they aren't. It's a sad thing to be glad that my sons are done with school because it appears that school just may not be the safest place for a young person to be.
Did you grow up like this? I didn't.
Do you ask your child's friends' parents if they have guns in their homes? I did and you should.
Do you secure -absolutely secure - the guns in your own home? Because if not, understand that like O.J., if something happens with your gun, if you can't be held criminally responsible, you can be held civilly responsible and you could see everything you've worked for taken from you. Go ask O.J. who is rotting in jail because all he had worked for in his life was taken from him and he got desperate.
Think "nothing" can be done? Bullshit. This is NOT normal life - go ask nearly any other country in the world because they don't have this issue. I was in Scotland - by Dunblane in 1996 - where a manic mowed down 16 children and a teacher. This is what happened there:
Public debate about the killings centered on gun control laws, including public petitions calling for a ban on private ownership of handguns and an official enquiry, the Cullen Report.
In response to this debate, two new firearms Acts were passed, which
effectively made private ownership of handguns illegal in Britain.
No mass shooting there since then.
Ditto when it happen in Australia.
So yes, do kiss your children goodnight. Look into their beautiful faces and ask yourself: when will it matter to me?
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Moms Demand Action