Reports from one day in one North Carolina newspaper:
A man is shot to death in a parking lot.
Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning and the death of a 22-year-old man.
An apparently unstable man who apparently has plenty of guns threatens to shoot the Mayor of Raleigh.
The police searched Redner’s home and seized a silver Toshiba laptop computer, a black HP Notebook and a Dell laptop computer. Investigators also recovered several mobile phones, a .357 Smith & Wesson handgun, a Remington Wingmaster shotgun and a journal, court records show.
on May 6, 2010, Redner avoided a driving while impaired checkpoint and led deputies on a car chase. When the deputies apprehended Redner, they found an AR-15 assault rifle in his car along with “anti-government documents and literature related to the Aryan Nation,” court records show.
On Saturday, two men were shot, one to death.
[The man charged with murder, Jerome Bernard] Neal is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and was being held without bail in the Johnston County Jail.
A teenager was shot to death as he walked home.
Police say Freeman was shot by someone in a passing car as he walked down a street with a friend.
How did we allow ourselves to become such an uncivilized society?
Why do we tolerate this?
Why aren't there Egyptian-scale throngs in the streets? Why has this become the normal state of affairs? Why is the typical reaction of most people to sigh and frown but then move on to whatever is next on the agenda?
Yes, people like Sara Brady and Gabby Giffords and the Moms who demand action are paying attention and devoting much time and resources to the gun insanity problem, and many of us support them. But it seems that most Americans shrug off reports such as 3 fatal shootings and a death threat reported in one day in the Raleigh News & Observer, perhaps because we've just become numb to such reports.
This isn't the price we pay for freedom, and it's not about protecting Second Amendment rights. It's gun violence out of control because of a few extreme sick people who don't care how much blood is shed in their quest for the almighty dollar.
It makes me sick.