We’re Number One!

In school shootings.

While the year is young, we’re on pace for a banner year in school shootings.

[In] the first 14 school days of the year, there have been at least 7 school shootings. For sake of comparison, there were 28 school shootings in all of 2013, according to gun violence prevention group Moms Demand Action.

Purdue University is the most recent, when a 23 year old teaching assistant fired four shots inside a campus building on Tuesday, killing a 21 year old senior. One day earlier, a student was hospitalized after being shot near the athletic center on the campus of Widener University in Pennsylvania. And last week, there were at least three other school shootings, resulting in the hospitalization of five students between the ages of 12 and 18.

50 percent of school days so far this year have involved a shooting, but does anyone care?

After Sandy Hook I doubt even a shootout at a pre-school would compel congressional Republicans to accept any changes. They don’t care about your safety or the safety of your children. You are cannon fodder in their culture war.

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  • muselet

    The lunatics are in charge of the asylum.

    –alopecia

  • D_C_Wilson

    And the wingnut response: More guns!