When I type in “Elliot Rodgers shooting” on Google, to see when the anniversary is (because I remembered that it was soon) the striking thing is what comes up beneath the main blurb there on the right hand side of Google is a list of other shootings–Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and so on.
This isn’t a call to ban guns or just me bitching about an issue that “isn’t really even being talked about anymore,” even though we should be talking about it. This keeps happening and we’ve done NOTHING about it. We’ve made excuses in the wake of these events like it’s too soon and then we’ve let the time pass.
Eight people were gunned down in Ohio yesterday–I just remembered that I was writing this. Eight people were shot by someone and it’s become such a common place issue that we lose track of how many times it’s happened.