In the USA (where else?), there was a mass shooting at Michigan State University (MSU), in East Lansing, in which three students were killed and another five injured. The suspected perpetrator was later found with a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound; he had no apparent connection to the university1.
One of the survivors of the MSU shooting was a first year student studying history. She said that “[fourteen] months ago I had to evacuate from Oxford High School when a fifteen-year-old opened fire and killed four of my classmates and injured seven more. Tonight, I am sitting under my desk at Michigan State University, once again texting everyone ‘I love you’”. The shooting at Oxford High School was in November 30, 2021, in a community about 130 km northeast of the MSU campus in East Lansing2.
So, a young woman (she is about 17-18 years old) has experienced two mass shootings in her life. It simply boggles the mind that any politician of any persuasion could allow this terrorism to continue. What have the Republicans come up with? AR15 lapel badges, that’s what3. What are a few hundred (or thousand) children’s lives when doing something about it could impact the funding of your election campaigns? It doesn’t matter for politicians, as the dead and injured are other people’s children.