October: When the monsters and skeletons came out

October 2017. If you hadn’t already noticed through this recap or news in general, mass shootings occur regularly in the present day United States. We’ve become largely numb to the impact of gun violence. This is partially because the violence is generally concentrated in poor areas, and because some people are obsessed with their guns. Conservatives don’t believe that restricting gun ownership would curb gun violence. Seriously.



Footnotes are for people from the future:

*Just in case you missed that, it was over 500 people injured and 58 killed. People want to argue over things like how to define “mass” shooting, or what kind of gun violence is the worst. It feels intellectually dishonest, however, to pretend that heavier restrictions wouldn’t reduce the total amount of gun violence. Other countries make fun of the US when it comes to this.