The 48-hours offer just a snapshot of gun violence in America, but they are part of a worrying trend: The number of shootings appears to be on the rise.
Our freedom only survives if we protect it,” says GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, defiant on the eve of a vote that may determine her political future. “Today we face a threat America has never seen before. A former President … risks inciting further violence.”
Even as we’ve battled the pandemic, we’ve continued to neglect the longer-lasting epidemic of gun violence in America. Although the shooter’s motive is not yet clear, the identity of the victims underscores an alarming rise in anti-Asian violence that must end.
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
Every day that we fail to act on gun violence, we are failing our children. This should be a day for soul searching across America - and that soul searching should be matched with legislating to begin dealing with this national shame.