A Better Region 8: More talks unfolding in response to mass shootings

A Better Region 8: More talks unfolding in response to mass shootings

(KAIT) -Over the weekend in our country, two mass shootings killed 31 people and injured twice that many.

Those people died at the hands of two people in a matter of hours in the United States of America.

We don’t have time to process the magnitude of mass shootings today because they happen so frequently, and we have become immune to them.

We offer our thoughts and prayers on social media.

There’s talk that we should do something, anything.

Unfortunately, there is no action.

There is talk, however, lots of talks, and now parents are having the talk with their kids.

I’m not talking about the birds and bees talk.

I’m talking about the talk we have with our kids about what to do if there’s a shooter in their school or public event or big box store.

There is a real fear, and maybe justifiably so, that we may never see them again.

All they did was go to school or the store.

For years we have been worried about terrorists from other countries coming here, striking fear into our nation.

In reality, it’s homegrown terrorists who have us looking over our shoulder anytime we walk out the front door.

This is our reality in America.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

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