Our Say: From Annapolis to Christchurch, unchecked gun violence cannot endure

Our Say: From Annapolis to Christchurch, unchecked gun violence cannot endure

Gun Rights

Prayer services at the Islamic Society of Baltimore the day after 49 people were killed at mosques in New Zealand. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun video) How do you navigate a world where you can be shot to death in any conceivable location? You are not safe in your mosque or church or temple. Christchurch, Pittsburgh and Charleston proved that: 50 dead, 11 dead, nine dead. Your children may not be safe in school: Sao Paulo, Columbine, Newtown, Parkland and Great Mills proved that: Eight dead, 15 dead, 20 dead, 17 dead, one dead. You are not safe at a concert or a gaming convention, Las Vegas and Jacksonville proved that: 59 dead, two dead. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Capital today! » Annapolis proved that you can’t count on coming home from work: Five dead. Rob Hiaasen, Rebecca Smith, John McNamara, Wendi Winters and Gerald Fischman are almost more proof than we can bear. This news organization’s continued survival is proof. How do you get out of bed in the morning, head out the door, say goodbye to your loved ones when you know that violent death may be waiting for you or them around the corner: one angry person with a gun? Are you angry yet? Have you decided that list is frightening? Sensational? Good. Get mad. Get motivated. Because we are at war with each other. Anyone with a gun, white supremacists from Australia or angry men from Laurel, can be out to kill you. […]

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