Letter: Schools still safe place for kids (June 22, 2022)
June 22, 2022
On June 6, Michael Gerson wrote the following sentence in an editorial of the Washington Post: “In a recent CBS-YouGov poll, 44 percent of Republicans agreed that mass shootings are ‘unfortunately something we have to accept’ in a free country.”
These people consider mass shootings a collateral damage of the second amendment. However, the damage is much worse than that. Mass shootings are the tip of an “iceberg.”
Last year almost 45,000 people had been shot dead in our country. “Only” 693 of those had been killed in mass shootings. That is a heavy price we all have...