You no doubt heard about the weekend shooting at the University of California that took the lives of 7 young people with bright futures.
“You don’t think it’ll happen to your child until it does.” Said a father who lost his son.
“The talk about gun rights. What about Chris’ right to live?” he said. “When will enough people say: ‘Stop this madness? We don’t have to live like this! Too many people have died!”
A short time later a man was killed in a parking lot across from where the Indy 500 was being held. All you have to do is listen to any U.S. newscast to know this is a common occurrence there.
Gun lobbyists will say it’s their constitutional right and if the victims had guns maybe they could have defended themselves.
We here shake our heads at those wacky Americans and their Wild West mentality.
But are we far behind?
Rewind to Saturdays nights shooting death of a Toronto man in the cities south east end.
Another teen is fighting for his life in a case with no witnesses.
Like a creeping weed, this problem seems to be getting worse every year, and we all seem helpless to do little more than offer feeble excuses that don’t solve the problem.
I’m Scott Thompson.