Saturday, February 16, 2019
Well. It has happened again! Another senseless mass shooting has taken place here in Aurora, Illinois at a manufacturing workplace. The shooter reportedly opened fire after he was told that his employment with the company was terminated. He killed five employees and wounded five police officers during a shootout. The police killed the shooter during the exchange of fire.
According to this CNN report from about a year ago, here’s where the United States stand compared to other countries when it comes to gun violence.
“There are more public mass shootings in America than in any other country in the world. The U.S. makes up less than 5% of the world’s population, but holds 31% of global mass shooters. The countries with the most mass shootings from 1966 to 2012 are the United States with 90; Philippines with 18; Russia with 15; Yemen with 11; France with 10.”
There it is. Now, what are we going to do about it? I know that we are better than this. We know better than this.
This may come off as “simple thinking” but I honestly believe that people are good. If we spread goodness, advocate for goodness, uphold goodness, protect goodness, live goodness, breathe goodness, project goodness, legislate goodness, come from a place of goodness in all areas of our living; we could reduce those numbers drastically. For goodness sake everyone, let’s just do it.
Prayers, condolences, and love to the families and friends of all the victims of this tragedy.
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