Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Few Numbers

Rember this photo:
Three Year old stands on toilet practicing lockdown drill. A few Numbers
Stacey Feeley's 3-year-old practicing a lockdown drill and hiding from a potential attacker, June 2016  
"Politicians – take a look. This is your child, your children, your grandchildren, your great-grandchildren and future generations to come. They will live their lives and grow up in this world based on your decision." - Stacey Feeley

I think most people would agree that gun violence has not improved in two years, but how much worse has it become? 
Philip Mudd, former FBI agent and counter-terrorism analyst for CNN, speaking with Wolf Blitzer about the Parkland, Florida shooting.   
"A child of God is dead. Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this. . . . I can't do it, Wolf."
A few numbers about the US and guns: 
God Bless America Handgun Control, Inc. Offset, circa 1997
God Bless America Handgun Control, Inc. 1997
There were more than 38,000 gun-related deaths in the US in 2016 . . .
 Chief petty officer (CPO) selectees watch a Revolutionary War-era rifle demonstration at the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston
Chief petty officers watch a Revolutionary War-era rifle demonstration at the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston
The US is 4% of the world’s population, owns 43% of the world’s guns and is responsible for 34% of civilian mass shootings.
Parody of Norma Rockwell's Teacher's Birthday. Guns in the classroom by TAP The Ale Party
Guns in the classroom by TAP The Ale Party
312 US school shootings since 2013 (an average of nearly one a week) . . . 
Aztec High School William Atchison timeline note via San Juan County Sheriffs Office
Note from Aztec High School shooting in Dec 2017. William Atchison shot two students before killing himself.
7 children and teens die in the US from gun violence (murder, suicide, accident) per day.
Virginia Tech massacre candlelight vigil Burruss
Candlelight vigil at Virginia Tech after the April 16, 2007 shooting left 32 dead 17 injured.
School shootings with the highest fatalities:
Sandy Hook Elementary School  
Dec 14, 2012  
Newtown, CT  
27 dead and 2 injured 
Moms demand action School safety ads. What is allowed and what is prohibited. Kinder Chocolate eggs are too dangerous
Moms Demand Action

Stoneman Douglas High School  
Feb 14, 2018  
Parkland, FL  
17 dead and 17 injured 


Moms demand action School safety ads. What is allowed and what is prohibited. Little Red Riding Hood has a bottle of  wine in her basket
Moms Demand Action


Columbine High School  
April 20, 1999  
Columbine, CO 
13 dead and 24 injured


Moms demand action School safety ads. What is allowed and what is prohibited. Dodgeball is too violent
Moms Demand Action

Santa Fe High School  
May 18, 2018  
Santa Fe, Texas  
10 dead and 13 injured
Guns and schools. Let's go to school
We desperately need a change in the numbers.
Since Columbine, 214,000 children at 216 schools have experienced gun violence in school. 
At least 141 children, educators, and others have been killed, and 284 have been injured during school shootings.

#NRA #GunControl #Life #MarchForOurLives #NeverAgain 


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