Stop and think for a moment. These days, what is your first reaction to hearing about a school shooting stealing the lives of innocent children? Is it shock? Horror that something this tragic could happen in a country like ours?
Or is it to sigh and say "another one"?
Yesterday morning, families near Portland, Oregon had to wait in fear to learn if their children had survived the school day. This is the 74th school shooting on record since the Sandy Hook massacre stole the lives of 20 elementary school children.
And yet our politicians, still deep in the pockets of the NRA and other pro-gun lobbyists, still refuse to take action.
When will we decide enough is enough? When will our politicians finally stop taking money from the NRA and other gun lobbyists and finally start protecting our children from unnecessary, horrific gun deaths? That time must be now.