Americans not serious about tackling gun violence

Two & Out
By James Peters
December 4, 2015 - 5:34pm Updated: December 4, 2015 - 6:09pm

As we near the end of another year, you will be bombarded by a series of lists encapsulating what it was to live in this world in the year of our lord 2015. 




You may get sick of seeing lists, but hopefully not before you watch the Top 10 news stories of 2015 right here on CFJC. 

But another list you should check is being tallied on a website called Shooting Tracker dot com. 

It tracks all the mass shootings in the United States since the beginning of the year. 

Those are defined as gun crimes in which at least four people are injured or killed, or combination of the two. 

Four people is a pretty high bar, but even so, more than 350 separate incidents are listed at that site. 

The latest? 

The horrific shooting of more than two dozen people in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday. 

Actually, what am I saying? 

The latest. 

Certainly that can't be the latest. 

It's been two whole days since that happened. 

The United States is averaging more than one mass shooting per day. 

That means you don't hear about all of them. 

I'm sure there once was a time when a shooting of three people was worth reporting, but now, it simply doesn't make the cut for this website, let alone the evening news. 

The United States can protect itself all it wants from the possibility of another terrorist attack, but it's ignoring the attack that is already unfolding all across the nation. 

Americans are not serious about stopping these attacks. 

If they were, there would be some semblance of a solution in the works. 

It's not. 

In fact, it's further away than ever. 

Donald Trump wants to put a wall up on the Rio Bravo? 

He should be more worried about what's already happening inside his country's borders.

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