Confronting Modern Mass Shootings | NPR’s On Point

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Terror in the streets of Las Vegas. How should Americans understand and confront the now-drumbeat of mass killings in this country.

“Is it possible to be numb and outraged at the same time? The hideous mass shooting in Las Vegas can evoke both feelings. Numbers of dead and wounded so high. So appalling. And yet we know that mass shooting has become regular as rain in America. More than one a day. Think about that. We’re going to. Why are we killing ourselves? And what should we do about it? This hour, On Point: In the sorrow of Las Vegas, we ask why. And what to do.” — Tom Ashbrook.

Originally aired on October 3, 2017. http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/10/03/modern-mass-shootings

If you are feeling hopeless about guns, please keep in mind that gun violence in America is the result of specific decisions we make and specific policies. Jonathan Metzl

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