I was watching the coverage of the memorial service for the victims of the Navy Yard shootings in Washington.
It was a sad and tearful event, but I got the sense that something was missing.
When President Obama spoke, he nailed it; North American society is becoming resigned to the fact that innocent people will continue to die from gun violence.
The weekend shoot up at an upscale Yorkville bar in Toronto reminded us that we’re not immune to the violence.
Yes, often times there are mental health issues involved,as appears to be the case in the Navy Yard killings, but don’t believe the drivel from the National Rifle Association who said that the problem was that there weren’t enough people with guns.
The problem was that someone who should never have had access to guns, was able to easily acquire them and murder 12 innocent people.
I realized what was missing yesterday.
Where was the outrage ?
Concerned citizens should be marching on Washington demanding that something be done.
Instead, politicians who support tighter controls are being removed from office.
It’s as if we’ve become numb to these tragedies.
In a week where 12 innocent people were murdered while drinking their morning coffee, the top trending news story was Miley Cyrus and twerking.
Sad, isn’t it ?