Moms and Guns – Tim Egan, The New York Times

“It passed with little notice when an 11-year-old boy shot and killed an 8-year-old girl a few days ago in Tennessee — shot her because she wouldn’t show him her puppy. The boy used his family’s 12-gauge shotgun to kill the second-grader.It passed, as these things do in a country that accepts more than 33,000 deaths by gunfire every year, because we now live by an Onion headline that’s long ceased to be satirical: “‘No Way to Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.” ”

Source: Moms and Guns – The New York Times

1 thought on “Moms and Guns – Tim Egan, The New York Times

  1. Seems true that there is “No way to prevent this”.

    Yet I reject that as Truth: inside myself and within others around me, there lies a heart and soul of possibility that we the people can find a way. We long for a culture that no longer supports routine, heart-breaking gun violence at the hands of our children and at the hands of our public safety personnel, among others. Our longing persists as its own truth.

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