April 13: When Ralph Yarl mistakenly knocked at the wrong address, brandishing a gun, homeowner Andrew Lester, shot the 16-year-old in the head and arm.
April 15: When the vehicle Katlyn Gillis rode in mistakenly entered the wrong driveway, brandishing a gun, homeowner Kevin Monahan, shot the 20-year-old dead.
April 18: When Heather Roth mistakenly entered and immediately exited the wrong vehicle, brandishing a gun, the car’s owner Pedro Tello Rodriguez, Jr., grazed Roth in the arm and shot cheerleader Peyton Washington in the leg.
April 18: When the basketball Kinsley White was playing with mistakenly rolled onto the neighbor’s yard, brandishing a gun, neighbor Robert Lewis Singletary, grazed the six-year-old’s cheek, mother Ashley’s elbow, and shot her father Willian White in the back.
Connect the dots: innocent mistake, irrational gun owner, f—— gun!
With more guns than people, America’s gun-related homicide rate is 13 times, its gun-related suicide rate 30 times, the average for 22 other high-income countries.
Want to kill someone? Forget knives, bludgeons, and garrotes. Get a gun!
One thought on “The Tragic Insanity of Guns in America”
Unfortunately I call it thinning the herd. A very sad state of affairs. While we were growing up fist fights solved issues. You might have got a bloody nose but you walked away from the situation. With a gun usually you will not walk away from that.
Congress will not even investigate what is happening with guns because they would prefer not to know. Because thoughts and prayers seems to be solving this. Not.