Sick and Tired of Thoughts and Prayers

Photo:  Avery Jensen , Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Avery Jensen, Wikimedia Commons

“Do some-thing! Do some-thing! Do some-thing!” This was the chant of Dayton residents during Sunday’s vigil as Ohio Governor Mike DeWine rose to address the mass shooting that killed 9 and injured at least 27. The Dayton shooting followed on the heels of mass shootings at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 and injured at least 24 and at a Garlic Festival in Gilroy, CA, that killed 3 and injured at least 12.

Things weren’t always this way, and they don’t always have to be this way. Fortunately, some of the calls for action are getting through: Gov. DeWine, who is a Republican, has just rolled out a 17-point plan that includes gun regulation measures.

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