When is enough too much?
Driving home last night after setup at RMAF I turned on the news. Another 9 dead. College kids. Shot dead. When is enough too much? I cannot bring myself to write of audio related matters this morning. And I probably should keep my views to myself. But things must be said. If I don't have the courage to stand up and speak on a forum I swore would never become political, who among us does? This is no longer political. Change starts with one. Guns kill. Proponents of them say they don't, but they do. We cannot fix mental illness, sudden anger, or twisted views on life. But we can remove the afflicted's access to easy means of killing. Our constitution never guaranteed our rights to easy access to guns. When is enough too much? America has 5% of the world's population and 31% of the mass shootings. There has been more than one mass shooting per day for 2015 alone (counted as three or more dead by gun violence). Only the ones with greater than 4 make national news; the others considered routine. And 40,000 per year, killed or wounded. And America has the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. And new voices rise that say the answer is more guns; in our schools, our churches, and our communities. More begets more. When will we gather the courage to stop this madness? When is enough too much?
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