Ho Hum, Another School Shooting
This morning I had intended to read the news about the Cleveland student who shot 4 people and then killed himself. The thing that kinda surprised me was, I had to dig for the story. Granted we are in Chicago and the shootings happened in Cleveland, but doesn't this warrant front page real estate?
The top story for the Sun-Times, Get that teacher an apple. Good stuff bravo. The Cleveland story was on the front, but down in the middle.
The top story for the Chicago Tribune, Stone could run the team. Steve Stone, former Cub announcer, is a possible general manger for a potential new owner. Whatever! The Cleveland story cannot be found on the front page.
This bothers me because that means a kid going into a school and shooting people is no longer an important story. Kids and guns should be a very important issue.
I don't like guns. Guns kill people. (Please don't give me the people kill people reply.) To often there will be a tragic event involving a gun. People will have marches, petitions will be signed, maybe a brief boycott or two. Change will be demanded and change will be promised. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, months turn into years and nothing changes.
Then another tragedy.
People will have marches, petitions will be signed, maybe a brief boycott or two. Change will be demanded and change will be promised. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, months turn into years and nothing changes.
I know people kill people. I know many times the people are disturbed and have many many issues that lead them own the path of death. I'm just saying, why make available to them the tools of death.
I don't have any answers. I just don't want what happen in Cleveland, Virginia, and all the other places to be forgotten.
A tragedy happens when we forget to learn from our past.