Thursday, January 15, 2015

Je Suis Dick and Jane

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Victims

A reminder that a problem continues to exist here in the United States, Je Suis Dick and Jane, every year 10,000 children are injured or killed by gun shots. Most of these shootings are not attributable to a religious ideology or to quench an exercise of freedom of expression.

Just looking back over the last fifteen years and noting only cases where ten or more individuals have died in a single school shooting incident here is the short list:

  • April 20, 1999 - Columbine High School - 15 Dead, 21 Injured
  • March 21, 2005 - Red Lake Indian Reservation - 10 Dead, 7 Injured
  • April 16, 2007 - Virginia Tech - 33 Dead, 25 Injured
  • December 14, 2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary School - 28 Dead, 2 Injured

Where is the indignation, where is the protest? N'ĂȘtes-vous pas Dick et Jane?

1 comment:

  1. So many of us feel the indignation you express. But it seems that vicious, crazy Americans outnumber us tremendously. It shocks me that none of the gun control legislative efforts worked. How can anyone live through Sandy Hook and not know that guns must be removed from our country? And you know what's the weirdest thing? When my family moves to the horse farm, we'll be so isolated that I've been considering getting a gun. But you'd better believe it'll be under lock and key. No one else will ever get their hands on it. But so many crazy people have guns, which in the end will lead to all of us getting guns. It's insane. I want all the guns gone.