As much as people appear to be shocked about the Aurora Colorado shootings, as much as I sympathize with their loss, how can they not know that this is on some level a daily occurence in America? Following are a few headlines from different weekends this year (2012) in the city of Chicago. In fact since June 5th, 2012 Pastor Corey Brooks of Chicago Has been walking from NYC to LA in order to raise awareness and money to combat gun violence. It's a shame he didn't get the kind of press that this latest Colorado shooting has gotten, a quick glance at the few headlines I've supplied will tell you that there was already a problem of major proportions, in fact that doesn't even come close, considering that there have been hundreds of deaths by firearm already in Chicago alone this year. In many of these cases, if we take the necessary action many of these deaths can be prevented. More Americans are losing their lives at home than overseas in combat. It should be abundantly clear that something is radically wrong with this picture.
|Pittsburgh June 15, 2012|
|Corey Brooks and Pat Quinn|