4/16 Massacre: A decade later

This past weekend we remembered the tenth year since the tragedy at Virginia Tech. It was a horrific day across the State of Virginia that day and in the weeks that followed. We were all Virginia Tech. One of the most remarkable things that happened this weekend was that the Yankees payed their respects on Sunday as did the Nationals, with a moment of silence before their games. There were small remembrances around the country but has anything really been done to make schools a safer place or get guns out of peoples homes. The answer to that is an emphatic no. There has actually be an increase in shootings at schools, gun manufacturing has doubled and we currently have a Secretary of Education in favor of guns in school for the oft chance of grizzly bear.

It was a horrible event and sure we all mourned for a couple weeks or a month and forgot about it,  just like we Americans always do. I mean just look at the Sandy Hook shooting you’d have thought if something was going to be done it would have happened after this but nothing came of it.  No real change has happened sure Campus Security has been increased where everyone now has their own alert program that sends out a blast via text and email about what’s happening on or around campus. Yes, this is a good thing but when will we ever take the time and ask ourselves do we really need more guns than people in our country. However, it doesn’t look like anything will be coming in Gun Control over the next 4 years at the national level.

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