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Bang Bang Bang Bang
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS SINCE JANUARY 2017 DEATHS INJURIES
January 20, 2017 West Liberty, Ohio 0 1
January 20, 2017 Seattle, Washington 0 1
March 21, 2017 King City, California 0 1
April 10, 2017 San Bernardino, California 3 1
May 4, 2017 Irving, Texas 2 0
September 13, 2017 Rockford, Washington 1 3
September 20, 2017 Mattoon, Illinois 0 1
November 14, 2017 Rancho Tehama Reserve, California 6 18
December 7, 2017 Aztec, New Mexico 3 0
January 20, 2018 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1 0
January 22, 2018 Italy, Texas 0 1
January 22, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana 0 1
January 23, 2018 Marshall County, Kentucky 2 18
January 31, 2018 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 0
February 1, 2018 Los Angeles, California 0 5
February 5, 2018 Oxon Hill, Maryland 0 1
February 14, 2018 Parkland, Florida 17 17
March 2, 2018 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 2 0
March 7, 2018 Birmingham, Alabama 1 2
March 9, 2018 Lexington, Kentucky 0 1
March 14, 2018 Birmingham, Alabama 2 1
March 20, 2018 Great Mills, Maryland 2 1
April 20, 2018 Ocala, Florida 0 1
May 11, 2018 Palmdale, California 0 1
May 18, 2018 Santa Fe, Texas 10 10
May 18, 2018 Jonesboro, Georgia 1 3
May 25, 2018 Noblesville, Indiana 0 2
And it happened in 2016 and 2015 and before and before.
Here in Florida the legislature has passed a bill that will allow certain teachers to be armed. The schools are to have armed “school safety officers”. At what cost, I don’t know.
When asked about the school violence, Oliver North the new president of the National Rifle Association said “If you want to stop the carnage, you aren’t going to fix it by taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens. You have got to fix it in a way that hardens the place sufficient that the kids are safe inside the door. If that means metal detectors, you get five metal detectors”.
Bang Bang Bang Bang
CHURCH SHOOTINGS DEATHS INJURIES
June 17, 2015 Charleston SC 9 1
September 24, 2017 Antioch, TN 1 8
November 5, 2017 Sutherland Springs, TX 26 20
NIGHT CLUB SHOOTING
June 12, 2016, Orlando, FL 49 50
MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING
July 20, 2012 Aurora, CO 12 70
MUSIC CONCERT SHOOTING
October 1, 2017 Las Vegas NV 58 500 est
The problem is more than a school issue. Do we want metal detectors at our churches, synagogues, mosques, theaters, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls, grocery stores and any other place where people gather? Do we want armed guards?
How about the status quo? Shall we just continue to do what we do now? That is working real well, don’t you think?
Maybe there is a better way.
more to come
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Pixel.com is now offering YOGA MATS with reproductions of my artwork. If you want to check it out, here are the steps:
1. Click on the link below.
2. Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3. Click on an image you like. It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
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5. Click on “YOGA MAT” and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.
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