So this is who we are now?
Courtesy of HuffPo:
Mass shootings have been on the rise for nearly two decades ― and they’re so prevalent that investigators are struggling to keep up.
Law enforcement agencies are grappling with the sheer number of active shooter investigations on their plates, FBI special agent in charge Christopher Combs said after a shooter killed at least seven people and wounded more than 20 others in West Texas on Saturday.
“If you look at the numbers, we’re looking at an active shooter every other week in this country,” Combs said, according to CNN.
An FBI study on active shooters reveals a similarly bleak trend. Incidents involving an active shooter ― which the FBI defines as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area,” like schools and shopping centers ― increased between 2000 and 2018. And over the past two months, shooters have killed more than 40 people in Texas, Ohio and California.
The frequency of such attacks is wearing on investigators and government officials.
“I think it is frustrating for all of us in law enforcement that we keep having to do this,” Combs said. “For the FBI in particular, we do them across the country as a service to our state and local partners. It’s just getting worse.”
This is incredibly depressiong.
How is it that we call ourselves the most powerful nation on earth when we cannot even protect our own citizens from a constitutional amendment that clearly no longer makes sense in the modern world?
Ultimmatley background checks and banning certain weapons will not be enough.
To truly protect ourselves we will need to modify the 2nd Amendment, or failing that get rid of it altogether.
We simply cannot continue to live like this.