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When Greed for Power Outweighs Our Children's Lives

  The news these past few weeks has been horrifying. However, the inaction of our leaders is even more disturbing. To use a time-honored phrase heard in my childhood neighborhood, "What the F....!" Mass shootings have been a horrific part of the history of the United States as far back as the 1920's. In the last ten years, they have escalated to an unthinkable tally.    In a twelve-year study done by Everytown Research, the statistics are staggering. " Between 2009 and 2020, 1,363 people in the United States were killed and 947 more were wounded in 240 mass shootings, an average of 20 shootings each year. Among the casualties were at least 362 children and teens killed as well as 21 law enforcement officers killed and 35 wounded. These numbers are staggering, yet they represent just a small portion of the lives forever changed after a mass shooting shakes a community with terror and grief. "   What makes me sick about this is the partisan rhetoric being thrown a