(Our view) Tragedy pushes us to change

(Our view) Tragedy pushes us to change

The nation’s birthday celebration is arriving Wednesday with a mix of mirth and melancholy after the deadly shooting Thursday at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The celebration of our nation’s birth and its rich promises of freedom will go on, as it should. There is so much to be thankful for across the United States. A land rich in resources and diversity, the nation has long stood as a beacon of hope for others around the world. But all is not well in the land. A gunman’s wrath on four newsroom and one advertising employee at the Maryland newspaper is another in a long line of senseless killings that have disheveled the nation’s balance. Armed with a shotgun, Jarrod Ramos selectively picked his victims. Disgruntled over past reporting about him by the newspaper and court rulings that the reports were accurate, Ramos shot his way in to kill people, many who had served their community with honor and passion for years. As details of the shooting and the shooter’s menacing behavior before the massacre surface, Americans need to stop and ask why so many innocent lives are ending in violence. The answer needs to be followed by action, not political drivel. Another year is moving on in what promises to be an unbelievable high count of random killings. The premeditation and horror of mass public murders in the U.S. makes the frequency of gang-related killings grow nearly pale in comparison. When students cannot be assured of a safe […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

(Our view) Tragedy pushes us to change

(Our view) Tragedy pushes us to change

The nation’s birthday celebration is arriving Wednesday with a mix of mirth and melancholy after the deadly shooting Thursday at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The celebration of our nation’s birth and its rich promises of freedom will go on, as it should. There is so much to be thankful for across the United States. A land rich in resources and diversity, the nation has long stood as a beacon of hope for others around the world. But all is not well in the land. A gunman’s wrath on four newsroom and one advertising employee at the Maryland newspaper is another in a long line of senseless killings that have disheveled the nation’s balance. Armed with a shotgun, Jarrod Ramos selectively picked his victims. Disgruntled over past reporting about him by the newspaper and court rulings that the reports were accurate, Ramos shot his way in to kill people, many who had served their community with honor and passion for years. As details of the shooting and the shooter’s menacing behavior before the massacre surface, Americans need to stop and ask why so many innocent lives are ending in violence. The answer needs to be followed by action, not political drivel. Another year is moving on in what promises to be an unbelievable high count of random killings. The premeditation and horror of mass public murders in the U.S. makes the frequency of gang-related killings grow nearly pale in comparison. When students cannot be assured of a safe […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.