I’ve always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here, too.”
17 year old student from Santa Fe High School.
So, yes, it has all happened once again. The 16th school shooting this year – that's more than three shootings per month.
Three months ago – February 14 – seventeen were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Today it was ten killed in Santa Fe, Texas, a mere 31 miles from our house.
So all the rhetoric and posturing will now repeat itself.
The president will issue a statement offering sympathy to all and expressing his concern for these continuing tragedies. He will say this is all very sad and everyone will be in his thoughts and prayers. And then he will do nothing,
All the politicians will issue their statements as they have done for the past 20 years. They will all use the same words and phrases to tell us that the victims will be in their thoughts and prayers. Texas Senator Cornyn has already done so. And then they will do nothing. And nothing will change.
And there will be the intransigents. Those who will think anything, say anything, do anything so they don't have to face reality. Certainly the NRA. But others also. Consider the Texas Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick, who, while having everyone in his thought and prayers, has already said that the problem is that schools have too many entrances and exits. So maybe we can solve this whole school massacre thing by bricking up doors.
Summer is near, and school will soon be out. There will be a hiatus. But next fall another school year will begin. And no one will have done anything. And nothing will have changed. And it will all repeat itself – again.
Everyone will be in my thoughts and prayers.