These mass shootings in the United States is frustrating as it is tiresome. For whatever reason an individual or a group goes and shoots up a school or another public place, none of it is commendable. We have a big problem spiraling out of control in the United States.
These shootings is making the United States of America look really bad to the rest of the world. The Washington Post reported in 2015 alone there has been 294 shootings in the past 274 days. The longest streak without a mass shooting was 8 days in April 2015.
Vox.com posted a map of all the mass shootings since the Sandy Hook shooting on December 14, 2012. Vox.com tallied at least 986 mass shootings. That’s practically one mass shooting per day in the United States. Three days before Sandy Hook shooting, four miles from my house was the Clackamas Town Center shooting in southeast Portland.
There’s no clear answer to why people are carrying out these heinous acts. Is it mental health? Anger? Notoriety? Thrill? Who knows. There is a strong need to get to the root cause of the problem. Gun control sounds like one solution, but to anyone that is willing to break the law and senselessly murder people isn’t going to care about gun control. Even an individual with a clean, stable background have been known to snap.
As for the shooter, I have no desire to mention or “signal boost” his or her name. The shooter, dead or alive that senselessly kill do not deserve credit, notoriety, or the sensationalism. The shooter deserve to be forgotten.
Some people in the United States of America need to chill out.