January 23, 2018: Endless Cycle

Another school shooting has taken place in our country. This time at a high school in Kentucky. Children killing children, while we all move on with our lives: the latest trends, what movies were the best in 2017, what shows we’re going to watch tonight. School shootings are so commonplace in the US that it doesn’t even take precedence in the news anymore.

Gun control? Nope. ‘Too inappropriate to discuss’ our government leaders say, or ‘Now is not the time’. Wait for the right moment to address. Some time passes, weeks, months, and sadly, another shooting takes place again. Which begins the cycle of grief, loss, and avoidance once again.

Our children’s safety should not be placed in the back burner. Gun violence in schools has gone on for too long for our government officials to keep setting the issue aside. Families should not have to worry about sending their children to school, and wonder if they’ll come home that day. Our children’s lives are not an afterthought.

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