My alarm is set to turn on the radio, and so the first thing I heard this morning was that there was a mass shooting event at the Navy Yard. By the time all was said and done, 13 people died.
Any calls or a renewed look at gun control, or actually looking at the underlying causes of gun violence will be swept aside because it is “too soon”. People need to mourn. Don’t make it political.
It was too soon after Aurora. And Oak Creek. And Minneapolis. How long will it be “too soon” after the Navy Yard, and will we ever look at our society and really try to figure out why this happens and what we can do to prevent it?
While I was absolutely saddened by it, I cannot honestly say I was shocked or surprised. If we don’t really address why these things happen and are happening at an increased rate, it’s just going to keep happening.