|The nine people killed in the Oregon shooting -- and countless lives affected.|
The recent shooting spree at an Oregon community college will likely do nothing to change the gun culture in the U.S.
I do believe opposition to guns is growing in this country, but gun nuts and the NRA have Congress at the trough.
On conservative message threads after this most recent mass murder, the same old baseless arguments were rolled out: "It's not a gun problem, it's a [put your own fantasy cause in here]." "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." "It's probably a terrorist." "Liberals will be whining about gun control again." "This is about mental health."
The issue of mental health care and the lack thereof is actually a very serious issue. But it isn't the leading reason that we have so many shootings in this country. It's the availability of guns. There is a gun for almost every man, woman and child in the United States.
And countries with serious gun controls just don't have the glaring problem that we do here.
How can we just live with this? A few months from now, it will happen again. What action are YOU going to take?
Here's a LINK to a story that lists many of the mass shootings in the U.S. since 2007. It's a long list!
If you really want to be scared into action, check out the stats at THIS SITE.
So don't stay calm. Get mad and do something.