How Many More Mass Shootings Have To Happen?

Anxious family members wait for news of students as two people embrace, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sent students rushing into the streets as SWAT team members swarmed in and locked down the building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Wednesday another mass shooting claimed the lives of seventeen innocent people, mainly children. This headline is becoming all too familiar in this nation and the question that has most Americans baffled today is “why is gun control NOT a priority in America?” The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the eighteenth shooting this year.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, gunned down victims with a rifle after he allegedly activated a fire alarm, sending people outside unaware of what was to come, officials said. Students are now saying they suspected Cruz might be capable of carrying out a violent attack after past threats. He posted a number of disturbing social media posts full of rage and hate after being expelled from the high school over disciplinary problems. Cruz lured students huddled in classrooms into the hallways by pulling the fire alarm. Those who knew him say he was suffering from severe depression following the death of his mother last year.

As students, faculty, staff, and parents attempt to wrap their heads around WHY this happened, Americans nationwide are demanding Congress and President Trump make gun control a priority. And in case you forgot, almost a year ago to the day Trump signed a bill revoking Obama-Era gun checks for people with mental illnesses.

And who gets to decide the fate of the lives of our children and innocent Americans? The NRA?

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