|Bryan Woolston / Reuters|
|Shannon Hicks—Newtown Bee/Polaris|
San Bernadino 2015 (14 killed),
Charleston Church shooting 2015 (9 killed),
Pulse Nightclub 2016 (49 killed),
Las Vegas Strip 2017 (58 killed),
Texas First Baptist Church 2017 (26 killed),
Parkland school shooting 2018 (17 killed),
Santa Fe High School 2018 (10 killed),
Tree of Life synagogue (11 killed),
Thousand Oaks nightclub 2018 (12 killed),
Virginia Beach municipal building 2019 (12 killed),
Gilroy Garlic Festival (3 killed),
and finally the most recent racially-motivated shootings at a Walmart in El Paso (22 killed).
This isn't even close to an exhaustive list. There are so many more, and yet still no concrete action. It is frustrating, disheartening, and demoralizing. I cannot begin to imagine how it must feel to be a family member of one of the victims- how devastating to think that your son or daughter died in vain.
|Callaghan O'hare / Reuters|