Five years after Sandy Hook: Is it still too soon to talk about gun control?

Five years after Sandy Hook: Is it still too soon to talk about gun control?

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Today is the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were murdered at the school that day. Before going to the school, the gunman, Adam Lanza, also killed his mother. After the shootings, Lanza took his own life.

Twenty-eight lives lost on December 14, 2012 due to gun violence.

As usual when these type of events occur, the country was in a state of shock that something like this could happen. As usual thoughts and prayers were given to the victims. As usual nothing was done.

Since that day five years ago, there have been more than fifteen hundred mass shootings. There have been more than seventeen hundred people killed. There have been more than six thousand people wounded.

1500....1700....6000. That's a lot of thoughts and prayers. That's a lot of doing nothing.

Whenever there is a mass shooting, we always hear it's too soon to talk about gun control. It's been more than eighteen hundred days since Sandy Hook. Is it still too soon to talk about increased and better background checks? Is it still too soon to talk about increased and better mental health facilities? If not now, when?

It's now five years since the Sandy Hook shootings. We've done nothing to prevent this from happening again. Twenty six and seven years old children have died in vain. How many more will there be?


Related Posts: A couple of my blogging colleagues wrote about this anniversary. Here is one from the Dry It In The Water blog. Here is one from the Stable Mables.

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