Thursday, December 3, 2015

355 is more than enough!

I put this out as my Facebook status this morning:

355 mass shootings this year enough is enough. If you have a mental illness seek help. If you hate people because they have a different skin color, a different political view, a different religion, whatever the difference put your hatred down. Talk to them, you might make a friend we can coexist. Whatever it is that makes you want to shoot people, we can work it out. Before you pull the trigger think! Help is available. Even in this world there is love and peace.

What made me decide to write that status? Well if you heard the news yesterday you are aware of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. It ended up with 14 people killed and 17 injured. Here is a link from CNN.

On the East Coast in Georgia there was another shooting killing one and injuring three. You can read about that here.

Enough is enough! If you have a mental illness there is help available please seek it! If you hate people because they are different and you want to shoot them, throw your hatred down. You can overcome our hate! People can coexist. Whatever makes you feel like shooting people we can work it out.

Peace, love, understanding still have a lot of power.


Liz A. said...

Unfortunately, the ones who need to hear this message aren't the ones who will see it. Those that have so much anger and hate in them that they feel that shooting up a place is the right thing to do may not be able to be reasoned with. There must be something we can do. Really. There must.

Janie Junebug said...

I read that all the guns used in the San Bernardino shooting were purchased legally. I don't think everyone has to give up their guns, but we need tighter controls. Didn't anyone notice all these guns and ammo being purchased? If they did, then they didn't care.