“Prayers”, we type out. “Prayers to the victims and their families”, then we click submit and log out.
We respond in this robotic fashion and then continue on with our everyday lives until the next tragedy.
Log on, type out “Prayers”, click submit, log out ... again and again.
What are we accomplishing with these online proclamations? What effective results can we point to?
America stands alone among our peer countries in the frequency and degree of devastation caused by mass shootings.
We need more than “prayers” at this point. We need to work together to decisively figure out a way to rid ourselves of this scourge.
Steve Rowlet, Mason City