This is not a political post; this is not anti-gun or pro-gun. These are just some quick and dirty facts that anyone can look up and everyone should be concerned about.
I will start by giving you two numbers: 388 and 5959; and I will also tell you that these numbers are from the year 2014 until now.
Mass shooting affect more than just the victims, it leaves a scar, it makes us afraid and wonder how this can be happening in places we consider safe. Churches, schools, shopping malls, movie theaters, etc. The thing is, terrorism (and mass shooters are terrorist by the very definition of the word) is something we have not experienced at the same level many other countries or continents have. I know right there has set some people off, but it is simple fact and we should be thankful for it. No one wishes regular terrorism on anybody.
The two numbers should concern us, because they are both numbers of people killed in this country (wounded would double each number).
388 is the number of people killed by mass shooters. 5955 is number of people killed by police, both from 2014 to current 2019.
5959, if a profession is responsible for such a large number of deaths of its own citizens, don’t you think it is time to reexamine that profession? How can any profession be responsible for so many deaths and not be help accountable? Military members must account for every bullet they fire, they have rules of engagement they must follow lest they be court marshalled; and most of these military members following these rules are straight out of high school. But they still understand.
We need more than a conversation, because it seems like the deadliest thing in America right now, is the police.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
PS, I would love to be proved wrong on this, but I do not see how because those people are still dead.